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Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground: Marek Kohn: 9781862076181: close.co: Books

dope girls kohn marek

I was obviously familiar with Lillian Gash but who knew how important this film was? It focused on women drug users and the changing attitude of society towards drug taking. If you've a passing interest in criminology and its history, it's worth a read, but those with a thorough knowledge of the subject will find little new to learn, although the writer is skilled, and has clearly researched his subject thoroughly. An extremely readable book, Marek Kohn explores the frenetic London club scene of the twenties with stories about nightclub entrepreneur Kate Meyrick and the girls who paid the ultimate price such as Freda Kempton. Fascinating insight with some great case studies, although it's not presented in an off-putting academic way for the casual reader. Interesting not to mention disturbing revelations about the widespread ignorance and racism in the era too. Kohn did a good job of comparing the inital problems with the more modern drug issues of the 80s and 90s.

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Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground by Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

An actress dead of an overdose. Marek Kohn looks in great detail at the reality behind the hysterical lies. I had no idea about the history of drug addiction in this country and where it came from until I read this fascinating book. It revolves around the death in 1918, in the last furious stages of the First World War, of Billie Carleton, a West End-musical actress. It was an interesting look at agency, both in the women's choices as well as the legal ramifications. A fairly compact look at the origins of our Drug Laws - which haven't changed much in nearly 100 years. Wish I could dress as Lucy Burrows for Halloween and recreate that face all night, would be the most genuinely scary outfit in the world.

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Dope Girls by Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

The book is a very t I had no idea about the history of drug addiction in this country and where it came from until I read this fascinating book. . Marek Kohn looks in great detail at the reality behind the hysterical lies. Kohn also did a good job of analysing the racist fears of the time, how in many instances it was not the drugs that were seen as bad, but the idea that they led to white women having sex with Chinese or African men that was seen as the real threat. If you've a passing interest in criminology and its history, it's worth a read, but those with a thorough knowledge of the subject will find little new to learn, although the writer is skilled, and has cl A fairly compact look at the origins of our Drug Laws - which haven't changed much in nearly 100 years. But overall I found this very enjoyable and interesting reading.

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Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

In short, she befriends a Chinese man called Cheng played by Richard Barthelmess in face paint, cringe who offers her a small glimmer of happiness. A cult classic in Britain, Dope Girls remains both timely and instructive. This is a period of history I don't know much about, but I thought that Kohn did a good job of analysing the changing roles and attitudes towards women, in particular women drug users in this period. Britain was horrified and enthralled—the drug problem was born, amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail. His most recent book, Turned Out Nice, explores how a changing climate could reshape national identities and relationships across the British Isles and Europe as a whole. Dope Girls tells the genuinely fascinating story of drug use in London after the First World War, taking in high profile deaths, bona fide gangsters and the origin of pajama parties… It was a really interesting read, if not a bit gruesome at times.

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Dope Girls: The Birth of the British Drug Underground by Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

Around them swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. The author takes the view that it was in order to prevent white girls mixing with Chinese then black men which led to the laws being created, originally as part of a Defence of the Realm law. This is a period of history I don't know much about, but I thought that Kohn did a good job of analysing the changing roles and attitudes towards women, in part I found this to be a very interesting social history about drug culture in the early 20th century. The casual racism is also a bit of a shock but the more 20s stuff I read the less surprising it becomes. The author takes the view that it was in order to prevent white girls mixing with Chinese then black men which led to the laws being created, originally as part of a Defence of the Realm law. Around them swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. Marek Kohn writes about the implications of scientific thinking for ideas about human nature and society.

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Dope Girls by Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

Around them, in the streets off Shaftesbury Avenue and in Chinatown, swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Description: vi, 202 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm Contents: Nervous disposition -- Snow on their boots -- Daughters' inheritance -- Fascination of the oriental -- Female lead -- Unholy rites -- Broken butterfly -- Cocaine girls in the West End -- Pan Fu Manchu -- From aftermath to aftermath. His books include A Reason for Everything: Natural selection and the English imagination, Trust: Self-interest and the common good, As We Know It: Coming to terms with an evolved mind, The Race Gallery: The return of racial science, and Dope Girls: The birth of the British drug underground. It focused on women drug users and the changing attitude of society towards drug taking. The book shows how racism and homophobia via media and court accounts led to convictions and manipulated the public into criminalisation of drugs. It really brings alive the period around the First World War and into the 1920s explaining the nature of drug addiction especially among women and the horrific way this was used in the press as young women were portrayed as being victims of black men who were heavily demonised.

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The E-mail message field is required. The cast of characters includes Billie Carleton, a West End musical actress, whose highly publicized death from an overdose in 1918 fueled public anxiety; Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor; and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica—identified as the villains of the affair and invested with a highly charged sexual menace. Its cast of characters includes Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor, and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Dope Girls vividly records the scandals and moral panics in Britain that followed the end of the First World War, as drug use—especially of morphine and cocaine—was transformed into a national menace. And so the drug problem was born amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail. Britain was horrified and enthralled—the drug problem was born, amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail.

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Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

Definitely learnt a lot from this relatively quick read and it also opened my eyes to a few more books and films that I need to purchase next! Really enjoyed this book which traces the casual legal use of opiates and the eventual criminalisation of the substances based as much on bigotry as scientific evidence. The book is a very thorough study but not remotely dry or academic, it is easy to read and hard to put down. The book shows how racism and homophobia via media and court accounts led to convictions and manipulated the public into criminalisation of drugs. The book also told the story of actresses who died of drug overdoses and the men who supplied drugs. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace.

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Marek Kohn

dope girls kohn marek

A cult classic in Britain, Dope Girls remains both timely and instructive. It's not neccessarily a 'pro drugs' book and to be honest I have no axe to grind in that respect neither but it does spell out how social drug use has morphed into other areas of criminality since the prohibition in much the way Ben Elton did within his fictional book 'high society'. The cast of characters includes Billie Carleton, a West End musical actress, whose highly publicized death from an overdose in 1918 fueled public anxiety; Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor; and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica—identified as the villains of the affair and invested with a highly charged sexual menace. The cast of characters includes Billie Carleton, a West End musical actress, whose highly publicized death from an overdose in 1918 fue As entertaining as it is enlightening, Dope Girls vividly records the scandals and moral panics in Britain that followed the end of the First World War, as drug use—especially of morphine and cocaine—was transformed into a national menace. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Dope Girls vividly records the scandals and moral panics in Britain that followed the end of the First World War, as drug use—especially of morphine and cocaine—was transformed into a national menace. One of the most interesting chapters to me looked at the reputation of Chinese men as husbands and the views of them in the popular press versus actual accounts. I found this to be a very interesting social history about drug culture in the early 20th century.

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dope girls kohn marek

I'm writing a novel set in the aftermath of the First World War and this book helped enormously to give grit and reality to the period. It really brings alive the period around the First World War and into the 1920s explaining the nature of drug addiction especially among women and the horrific way this was used in the press as young women were portrayed as being victims of black men who were heavily demonised. . . . . .

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