ANTH106-week3-lecture-1-Coca.ppt

ANTH106-week3-lecture-1-Coca.ppt - ANTH 106 Political...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style ANTH 106 Political Economy of
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Traditional uses of coca in Andean region Coca chewing part of Indian culture before and during Inca Empire (12th-16th century). Religious significance of coca for Incas. In Bolivia and Peru, coca continues to have religious
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Growth of global market for coca and cocaine International demand for coca and cocaine began in 1860s with growth of market in U.S. and Europe for tonic medicines and drinks e.g. Vin Mariani, Coca Cola. (See Robson, Forbidden Drugs, chapt 6)
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Growth of global market for coca and cocaine Cocaine extracted from coca in 1860 by
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Growth of global market for coca and cocaine Expanding international demand for coca and cocaine encouraged cultivation of coca outside South America. Dutch East Indies was the major producer of coca from 1911 to late 1920s. Bolivia and Peru regained pre-eminence in coca production after World War II. Colombia has also become a major coca producer.
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