STS.062J Drugs, Politics, and Culture
Examines the relationship between drugs, politics, and society in cross-cultural perspective; use of mind-altering and habit-forming substances by "traditional societies"; the development of a global trade in sugar, opium, and cocaine with the rise of capitalism; and the use and abuse of alcohol, LSD, and Prozac in the US. Finishes by looking at the war on drugs, shifting attitudes to tobacco, and by evaluating America's drug laws.
This class has no prerequisites.
STS.062J will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by Staff.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: STS.062J / 21A.344J Drugs, Politics, and Culture, Spring 2003 site.
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