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An incisive collection of essays and more than three hundred illustrations examines the global history and culture of smoking in various traditions and places, from opium dens in Victorian England to Havana cigars, documenting smokers of many substances, the changing role of smoking, tobacco advertising, the moral issues of smoking, and more.RUTH MANDEL This essay presents an account of the symbols and practices of smoking and cigarette production and consumption in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods in Central Asia. It addresses some of the continuities and discontinuities anbsp;...

Author:Sander L. Gilman
Publisher:Reaktion Books - 2004


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