Marijuana seeks to bring to the reader the whole configuration of this problem, which, like the Sexual Revolution and the New Politics, was at the heart of the alienation felt by many young people during the second half of the 1960s and the fears of social breakdown voiced by many of their elders. The book, first published in 1969, describes the ...
Marijuana seeks to bring to the reader the whole configuration of this problem, which, like the Sexual Revolution and the New Politics, was at the heart of the alienation felt by many young people during the second half of the 1960s and the fears of social breakdown voiced by many of their elders. The book, first published in 1969, describes the history of marijuana use, how the drug was distributed in this country, the extent and patterns of its use by students and other groups, its possible connection with crime and drug addiction, and the widely differing arguments of its foes and supporters. It is replete with first-hand accounts by people who smoked and sold marijuana, as well as by those who studied the phenomenon from socio logical, psychiatric, legal, educational, and other viewpoints. Much of the work published on marijuana has dealt with its chemical, medical, pharmacological, and agricultural aspects. While these approaches are necessarily touched upon here, the focus of this still timely volume is sociological; it is the only anthology from the period to concentrate on this aspect, to present articles topically, and to deal with all points of view. The new introduction by the editor reviews contemporary uses of marijuana and discusses how attitudes about it have changes. Marijuana is a fascinating and informative book for everyone, and it is a particularly valuable addition to courses in introductory sociology, social problems, social deviance, disorganization, social pathology, and criminology.
Fair Condition. No Dust Jacket. 197 pages. Ex-library with typical marks light wear and discoloring; stain to the bottom of the boards and outer page edges; text is clean though; a solid reading copy. Sections are The Question of Motivation; Physiological Effects of Marijuana; The Connection Between Marijuana and Heroin; The Dealer: Buying and Selling Marijuana; Marijuana in the Schools; The Question of Legalization; The Epistemology and Esthetics of Pot. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Reference; Inventory No: 135649.
ISBN. Trade Paperback. Good Condition. Tight sound unmarked copy with minor rubs, dings and creases to edges and corners of covers, slight brownspotting and dustsoiling to edges of interior pages, slight spine fade. First Printing.
Very Good. 8vo. xiv, 197pp, index, bibliography. Some slight toning of page edges and spine creased. An Atherton Controversy. Describes the history of marijuana use, how the drug is distributed, extent and patterns of use by students and other groups, possible connections with crime and drug addiction, and the widely differing views of its foes and supporters. Presented in 7 sections each with several essays. The sections are The Question of Motivation; Physiological Effects...; Connection Between Marijuana and Heroin; The Dealer: Buying and Selling Marijuana; Marijuana in Schools; The Question of Legislation and The Epistemology and Esthetics of Pot.
Mylar Dust Jacket. Social Sciences, Adv. Study. USA / America / Americana / United States. Hardback: hard cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life.
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