May 24, 2017 – Johan Matthew, “Smoke on the Water: Hashish Smuggling and Imperial Surveillance between Asia and the Middle East”

Johan Mathew’s current project, Opiates of the Masses: Labor, Narcotics, and Global Capitalism, explores the history of narcotics in order to interrogate the concepts of “consumer demand” and “rational choice” in market exchange, focusing on the consumption of narcotics by workers in Asia and Africa to alleviate the stresses of labor under capitalism.

Johan Matthew is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University.


May 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public

Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz

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