Odenwald, Michael and Klein, A. and Warfa, Nadir (2010) Introduction to the special issue: The changing use and misuse of khat (Catha edulis) – Tradition, trade and tragedy. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 132 (3). 537 -539. ISSN 0378-8741 .
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Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Africa khat production has spurred an economic boom, but dramatic increases in consumption have raised public health concerns. Given the complexity of the topic spanning multiple academic disciplines and fields of professional practice, the need for a systematic overview is urgent. To facilitate the exchange of information, prompt interdisciplinary research and alert international organisations and governments, the authors organised an international and interdisciplinary khat conference in 2009. This special issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology contains articles written by different conference speakers that present the current state of knowledge and the challenges for future research and politics.
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug use and miuse
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies|
|Depositing User:||Tony Rees|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2012 11:06|
|Last Modified:||15 Feb 2013 11:41|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29018 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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