Kenyan Khat (African Social Studies Series)

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This detailed ethnography follows trajectories the controversial stimulant khat takes from Kenya's Nyambene Hills to consumers spread throughout the world, and highlights the great economic, social and cultural significance of this transnational commodity for those animating its 'social life'

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Neil C.M. Carrier, Ph.D. (2003) in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, is a research fellow in African Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford. He has published a number of articles drawing on his research on khat.

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"The story of khat encapsulates the contradictions of the world in which we live, and Neil Carrier's lucid ethnography of Kenya's khat producers and consumers brings the social life of this ambiguous commodity into sharp focus. Writing for a broad audience across the social sciences, Carrier provides what is the best and most scholarly account of the topic yet published." David Anderson 'Carrier succeeds admirably in (his) task and in the process demonstrates that social anthropology has the requisite imagination and skill to make sense of both the local and the global community'. W. Arens (Choice, Jan. 2008)

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