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by Isaac Campos

Download Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs ePub
  • ISBN 0807835382
  • ISBN13 978-0807835388
  • Language English
  • Author Isaac Campos
  • Publisher The University of North Carolina Press; First Edition edition (April 23, 2012)
  • Pages 344
  • Formats lrf mobi lrf txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1789 kb
  • Size Fb2 1397 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 392

Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But, Campos demonstrates, as it gradually spread to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and soldiers' barracks, it took on both a Mexican name--marijuana--and identity as a quintessentially "Mexican" drug. A century ago, Mexicans believed that marijuana could instantly trigger madness and violence in its users, and the drug was outlawed nationwide in 1920. Home Grown thus traces the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist policies that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico today. Campos also counters the standard narrative of modern drug wars, which casts global drug prohibition as a sort of informal American cultural colonization. Instead, he argues, Mexican ideas were the foundation for notions of "reefer madness" in the United States. This book is an indispensable guide for anyone who hopes to understand the deep and complex origins of marijuana's controversial place in North American history.

Home Grown is a must read for historians, criminologists, analysts, and policy-makers, alike, especially those interested in understanding the origins of Mexico's current political and social unrest, the cultural underpinnings fo. .

Home Grown is a must read for historians, criminologists, analysts, and policy-makers, alike, especially those interested in understanding the origins of Mexico's current political and social unrest, the cultural underpinnings for marijuana prohibition, or the broader 'War on Drugs. Isaac Campos is, for my money, the best historian at work today on the history of marijuana, and he has written the best book that anyone could read on that topic. John Charles Chasteen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This book is erudite, engaging and extremely relevant.

Campos remedies the scarcity of historical work on the origins of drug prohibition in Latin America while pointing out . This book is erudite, engaging and extremely relevant

Campos remedies the scarcity of historical work on the origins of drug prohibition in Latin America while pointing out the need to better understand the causes and consequences of these prohibitions if we are to grasp the current 'War on Drugs. A multidimensional history of marijuana, it examines the drug as an ancient commodity (both 'Oriental' and deeply Mexican), the beliefs about its effects through violent madness, and the prohibitionist obsession that, as Campos argues, Mexico also exported to the United States. Pablo Piccato, Columbia University.

Home Grown, the most recent book by Isaac Campos, offers these and many more answers. Campos deeply explores the origins of marijuana prohibition to show that the war against drugs did not start when President Nixon formally declared it in 1971. Instead, prohibition gestated well before, in the legal and ideological roots of marijuana stigmatization, which can be traced back to the colonial era in Mexico. Ironically, Campos shows that a war on drugs that is commonly perceived to be the result of .

Home Grown thus traces the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist policies that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico today.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Home Grown thus traces the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist policies that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico today. Campos also counters the standard narrative of modern drug wars, which casts global drug prohibition as a sort of informal American cultural colonization. Instead, he argues, Mexican ideas were the foundation for notions of "reefer madness" in the United States.

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Campos also counters the standard narrative of modern drug wars, which casts global drug prohibition as a sort of informal American cultural colonization. This book is an indispensable guide for anyone who hopes to understand the deep and complex origins of marijuana's controversial place in North American history.

It was, in short, a landmark in Mexican drug history and the true starting point of Mexico’s nationwide war on drugs.

But, Campos demonstrates, as it gradually spread to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and soldiers' barracks, it took on both a Mexican name–marijuana–and identity as a quintessentially ""Mexican"" drug.

Campos is an assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. Campos turns on its head the popular myth that drug regulation in Mexico derives from US sources. His book traces the intellectual history of marijuana from Europe to Mexico and the ways in which usage of the drug was portrayed – as a source of madness and violence - in the Mexican media. For political scientists and for all those interested in the issue, the book offers a deep historical context for the current war on drugs and related violence in the US and in Mexico

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Gashakar
I read this book for a class. I found myself often saying "wow! I didn't know that!" I enjoyed learning about the history of marijuana . So much i wondered about. I now can say I understand reefer madness, and I
Won't run amok again! Thanks to Isaac Campos that makes great sense! Good read for a history or social sciences, very useful in many studies.
Jonariara
So good, I'd give it 6 stars if I could. Provides much-needed context to the origins of the North-American war on cannabis.
luisRED
A magnificient compilation of hidden history of
cannabis in Mexico and the true origins of
Prohibition. Isaac Garcia did wonderful research work. Can't wait for new publications on this subject.
Ucantia
A great book (AND a required book) for background in understanding more on the history and attitudes surrounding the United States' war on Marijuana.