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Opium and Political Economy in Bengal

john hutnyk , January 4th, 2022


On why I think Marx’s writing style is misrepresented by the all-too-dour and serious commentators on Capital – you know, the famous ones published by big presses or…


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Opium in HCMC

john hutnyk , September 27th, 2021


A lockdown post. Looking forward to continuing to explore the city one great meal at a time. Here are some of my notes on La Manufacture d’Opium, at…


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Substance Use and Abuse in Guyana’s prisons: self-medication by inmates

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , May 3rd, 2021


This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana The ‘Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty: Caribbean 2016-2019’ produc…


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Smith on Heroin. A Short Film by Smith & Willing

Paul Antick , February 4th, 2021


  For more information about Smith & Willing, see: www.smithandwilling.com Smith and Willing are fictional characters and in the following interview that accompanies this film, they discuss …


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An Archaeology of Marijuana

Stephen E. Nash , October 16th, 2020


In June, the recreational and medical marijuana industry in my home state of Colorado reached US$199 million in monthly sales, a new record. The growth of this industry…


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Insa Koch: The Making of Modern Slavery in Austerity Britain

focaal_admin , June 12th, 2020


Insa Koch, London School of Economics States’ claims that they are relieving human suffering have become a central element of their ongoing liberal legitimation amid their production of…


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The Double Life of Coca

Gideon Lasco , January 30th, 2020


In Andean countries such as Peru and Bolivia, locals and tourists drink mate de coca, a tea made from coca leaves, to stave off altitude sickness. Calsidyrose/Flickr In…


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Opiates and the Volk

john hutnyk , November 15th, 2019


Digging out old snippets I’d forgot I kept handy – clearly not that handy, but near enough to the top of my inbox that I could find them…


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Marxism is amphetamines, biopolitics is cocaine: Social science theories as drugs.

Hilary Agro , October 22nd, 2019


Okay so hear me out, I have a new bit: Social science theories as drugs. Biopolitics is cocaine. I like it in small doses, and I can see…


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Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities #ISSH2019

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2019


An International Conference at Ton Duc Thang University October 4-5, 2019 Innovations are the key. In method and analysis, in the ways in which scholarship engages with society…


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Remaking (Il)licit Landscapes: Layered Histories and Speculative Time in Peru’s War on Drugs

colinhoag , September 19th, 2019


By Allison Kendra, Stanford University § Its leaves burst forth slowly from thin, shrubby branches. Every three months they mature, every three months they are pulled by hard-working…


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Why Are People Who Use Illegal Drugs Demonized?

Gideon Lasco , August 28th, 2019


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has targeted alleged drug dealers, such as this 18-year-old man, and left thousands of suspects dead. Noel Celis/Getty Images “It’s our…


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Meet nitrous oxide: the fun drug that, because of prohibition, is terrible for the environment

Hilary Agro , April 25th, 2019


The War on Drugs is an expensive, harmful disaster. It’s the most destructive and racist set of policies that exist in the modern era. But! Did you know that…


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How to guides… Poppy cultivation

john hutnyk , March 27th, 2019


This amazing detailed description is from a book I had been battling to get hold of for a year or more – Amer Farooqui’s “Smuggling as Subversion” 1998:…


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Penal-izing poverty, drug retail and migrants – Louie Wacquant

john hutnyk , February 5th, 2019


Page 278 of Loic (Louie) Wacquant’s 2008 Book “Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality”. (Polity).


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Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018


Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


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Fear and Loathing in Atlanta

Hilary Agro , April 28th, 2018


Content warning: racism, violence, mention of miscarriage. I was on my way to the airplane that would take me back home, to Canada. I boarded the train between…


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Smuggling – of tea to Scotland?

john hutnyk , March 29th, 2018


The Commission of Customs Scotland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, reporting on the subject of trade with India, in 1812, examined Earl, Osborne and Ferrier (traders)…


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Opium not as interesting as money for the parliament, even as…

john hutnyk , March 28th, 2018


Reading various Blue Books and the like, parliamentary reports. This one on the East India Company struck me as typical, though the clipped coins distraction is of course…


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Restored 18th century Danish tavern to be inaugurated today

john hutnyk , February 28th, 2018


[JH comment: now if you were plying the illicit opium trade on behalf of dodgy East India Company officials, you’d also need to stop by the Tavern and…


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A Digital Bermuda Triangle: The Perils of Doing Ethnography on Darknet Drug Markets

Crystal Abidin , January 23rd, 2018


anthro{dendum} welcomes guest blogger Alexia Maddox, contributing the first post in the Private Messages from the Field series edited by Crystal Abidin and Gabriele de Seta. * A…


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Karen Tam opiumartifacts.

john hutnyk , November 14th, 2017


  Opium dens taking over galleries has a perfect beauty. I was reminded telling a friend about this and thought it was time once again for another promo…


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How to convince people that drugs need to be legalized: a guide for getting normies on board.

Hilary Agro , September 9th, 2017


I’ve developed a really nerdy, but kickass, superpower. Give me twenty minutes of one-on-one conversation time with a person, any person, and they will come out of that…


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The Perils and Privileges of an Amazonian Hallucinogen

Barbara Fraser , August 3rd, 2017


As practices associated with the use of ayahuasca grow in popularity, so do concerns about the appropriation of Indigenous traditions. Barbara Fraser Jens Kossmagk gazed into the darkness…


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