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Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug ➵ [Read] ➱ Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug By Paul Gootenberg ➿ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports cocaine Gootenb Illuminating a hidden The Making PDF/EPUB ê and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports cocaine Gootenberg traces cocaine s history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century and its dramatic reemergence as an illicit good after World War II Connecting the story of the Andean Cocaine: eBook è drug s transformations is a host of people, products, and processes Sigmund Freud, Coca Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the global influences that have shaped the history of cocaine But Gootenberg decenters the familiar story to uncover the roles played by hitherto obscure but vital Andean actors as well for example, the Peruvian pharmacist who developed the techniques for refining cocaine on an industrial scale and the creators Cocaine: The Making Epub Þ of the original drug smuggling networks that decades later would be taken over by Colombian traffickers Andean Cocaine proves indispensable to understanding one of the most vexing social dilemmas of the late twentieth century Americas the American cocaine epidemic of the s and, in its wake, the seemingly endless US drug war in the Andes.


10 thoughts on “Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug

  1. Gus Gus says:

    This is the probably most comprehensive book on the history of cocaine ever written.As a sociological and anthropological study it s a 5 5 It s exhaustive, minutely referenced and the result of years of original research.As a book for the average person it s mediocre The writing style is very academic and, while not too annoying, contains a certain amount of repetition that makes evident that this book is, ultimately, a big compilation of several research papers.Now onto the book itself You wi This is the probably most comprehensive book on the history of cocaine ever written.As a sociological and anthropological study it s a 5 5 It s exhaustive, minutely referenced and the result of years of original research.As a book for the average person it s mediocre The writing style is very academic and, while not too annoying, contains a certain amount of repetition that makes evident that this book is, ultimately, a big compilation of several research papers.Now onto the book itself You will not find a history of the modern Narcos that are so in vogue today there s a small overview by the end of the book Rather, the book focuses on the now forgotten origins of cocaine in the Peruvian Andes and how it ultimately became a global drug in a capitalist world While the Coca plant is also central to many of the chapters, it is not a history of it that would require going back several thousand years.What stuck to me the most is the broken dream that cocaine represented for a developing Peru Not too long after declaring independence from Spain, certain scientists and entrepreneurs created the modern cocaine and a political movement would emerge that envisioned it as a global monopoly, the first of its kind in Peru and one that would bring much prosperity to Peru.That dream never happened.First reason the world would become disillusioned with cocaine after some side effects were discovered from its use During this time cocaine was perceived as a drug that could replace morphine in medical settings Naturally, this avenue closed.The possibilities presented by recreational cocaine would soon disappear once the USA started its never ending War on Drugs , an ideology that they would successfully push on the whole world and later on institutionalize in Peru with the help of their own agents.Final thoughts this book is worth a read for the amount of information However, an abridged version would be amazing to have


  2. Marla McMackin Marla McMackin says:

    In Andean Cocaine, Gootenberg presents what he calls a new history of how cocaine became South America s most emblematic product In seven chapters, organized into three sections, he traces the drug s trajectory through its creation and spread as a world commodity 1850 1900 , its halting redefinition as a global pariah drug 1900 45 , and, finally, its metamorphosis between 1945 and 1975 into a booming international illicit pleasure drug, with worldwide reverberations today p 5 Cocaine In Andean Cocaine, Gootenberg presents what he calls a new history of how cocaine became South America s most emblematic product In seven chapters, organized into three sections, he traces the drug s trajectory through its creation and spread as a world commodity 1850 1900 , its halting redefinition as a global pariah drug 1900 45 , and, finally, its metamorphosis between 1945 and 1975 into a booming international illicit pleasure drug, with worldwide reverberations today p 5 Cocaine Rising outlines how Europeans initially rejected the coca leaf despite its the psychoactive properties It then became a global medical commodity when its derivative, cocaine, was discovered for use as a local anesthetic The first chapter examines historical discourses about coca leaves and cocaine from the Spanish colonial era through the mid 1880s, when both goods stood on the verge of their construction as world commodities p 15 The second goes to cocaine s creation as a classic export commodity rather than a drug per se, while stressing its roots as an Andean construction p 55 Cocaine Falling explores how declining perceptions of the drug impacted its value The first chapter places cocaine s historic rise and fall in the context of global commodity chains as a way to portray and analyze the intrinsically global origins and ramifications of modern drugs such as cocaine p 105 The second explores how global commodity decline was felt in Peru, as cocaine transformed from a heroic nationalist commodity into a limping regional good before cocaine s reconfiguration as an illicit export good p 143 The third traces the global anticocaine movement, which culminated in a full blown global prohibition around cocaine p 189 Gootenberg pays special attention to the United States, which lead the global anticocaine crusade through the League of Nations The Coca Cola Company is also discussed at length, not only for its history of using cocaine in its globally popular cola beverage, but also for remaining the only legal importer of coca leaves, still used for flavoring, after supporting the government in its efforts to control the substance Illicit Cocaine traces its reemergence as a transnational illicit good after recreational use peaked and then apparently stopped all together in the early twentieth century The first chapter focuses on the first pre Columbian narcos as the historical midwives of cocaine s transition from a vestigial legal good to a dynamic illicit one p 245 The second focuses on three changes that would unleash the drug s illicit boom by the 1960s and 1970s p 291 These changes were first, the collapse of postwar development schemes in Peru which brought a coca peasantry into the active intensification of illicit cocaine second, the linkage in the early 1970s of this cocaine capitalism, via cold war events in Chile, to a rapidly rising class of Colombian narcotraficantes who would lead cocaine to new markets and entrepreneurial heights and, finally, the Nixon era revolution of politics and culture that underlay the vast new demand for cocaine in post 1960s North America p 291 Gootenberg admits the question of how cocaine became South America s most emblematic product is a daunting one, considering the challenges of researching elusive, illicit drugs Even so, he is able to pull together an extensive collection of sources to develop his very intricate answer While Gootenberg writes in a clear, methodical style, the story itself is at times bogged down by repetitive details He also misses the opportunity to capture the imagination of readers who are interested in the colorful characters who surely populated the underworld of the early illicit cocaine trade However, Andean Cocaine is very well suited for anyone interested in globalization and the economic and or business history of this drug


  3. Jacky Jacky says:

    This book blows Jk It s dope.All joking aside, Gootenberg is a contemporary expert on nearly all aspects of coca and cocaine history If you read some of his academic publications on cocaine, you ll often see that he s actually written so much on the topic that he can cite his other papers as sources It s an awe inspiring way to toot your own horn, but it works I guess.Gootenberg s book painstakingly describes the minutiae of coca and cocaine history As a result, Andean Cocaine is prone to t This book blows Jk It s dope.All joking aside, Gootenberg is a contemporary expert on nearly all aspects of coca and cocaine history If you read some of his academic publications on cocaine, you ll often see that he s actually written so much on the topic that he can cite his other papers as sources It s an awe inspiring way to toot your own horn, but it works I guess.Gootenberg s book painstakingly describes the minutiae of coca and cocaine history As a result, Andean Cocaine is prone to tedious amounts of name dropping and other trivial pieces of information At one point, T pac even makes an appearance to lead a rebellion in Peru Wild.Overall, the book is great for an essay on cocaine, but not much of a thriller 1 star for the amazing cover


  4. Nicole Linnell Nicole Linnell says:

    The book had a good history and overall information on cocaine but it was a long and dull read even for a history buff like myself Would not recommend to anyone unless you have a paper on cocaine like I did.


  5. May Khaw May Khaw says:

    A bit academic for my taste, but interesting otherwise.DNF because I skipped the middle chapters.


  6. Kent Kent says:

    great perspective on drugs as a commodity fantastic research a bit too detailed drawn out examples make it a bit of a slog to get through at times


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