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Goodman, Jordan

Overview
Works: 28 works in 154 publications in 2 languages and 6,139 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: GT3020, 394.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jordan Goodman
Useful bodies humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century by Jordan Goodman ( )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though notoriously associated with Germany, human experimentation in the name of science has been practiced in other countries, as well, both before and after the Nazi era. The use of unwitting or unwilling subjects in experiments designed to test the effects of radiation and disease on the human body emerged at the turn of the twentieth century, when the rise of the modern, coercive state and the professionalization of medical science converged. This book brings together leading historians of medicine to explore the intersection of government power and medical knowledge in revealing studies of human experimentation₇germ warfare and jaundice tests in Great Britain; radiation, malaria, and hepatitis experiments in the U.S.; and nuclear fallout trials in Australia. These examples of medical abuse illustrate the extent to which living human bodies have been "useful" to democratic states and emphasize the need for intense scrutiny and regulation to prevent future violations
Consuming habits : drugs in history and anthropology by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychoactive substances have been central to the formation of civilizations and the growth of the world economy. This collection of original essays explores the rich analytical category of psychoactive substances from challenging historical and anthropological perspectives
Tobacco in history and culture : an encyclopedia ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tobacco in History and Culture explores how tobacco became one of the most important commodities in the history of world trade and the source of one of the biggest public health concerns in modern history. It has affected agriculture, religion, social customs, business and trade, government policy and medicine in many countries. The unique and innovative reference work presents entries on all aspects of tobacco and from a global perspective, providing support for assignments at many levels and in a variety of fields, including history, economics, government and health
The story of taxol : nature and politics in the pursuit of an anti-cancer drug by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Taxol is arguably the most celebrated, talked about, and controversial natural product in recent years: Celebrated because of its efficacy as an anti-cancer drug and because its discovery has provided powerful support for policies concerned with biodiversity. Talked about because in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the American public was bombarded with news reports about the molecule and its host, the slow-growing Pacific yew. Controversial because the drug and the tree became embroiled in several sensitive political issues with broad public policy implications." "Taxol has revolutionized the treatment options for patients with advanced forms of breast and ovarian cancers and some types of leukemia; it shows promise for treating AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma. It is the best-selling anti-cancer drug ever, with world sales of $1.2 billion in 1998 and expected to grow. Goodman and Walsh's careful study of how taxol was discovered, researched, and brought to market documents the complexities and conflicting interests in the ongoing process to find effective treatments. From a broader perspective, The Story of Taxol uses the discovery and development of taxol as a paradigm to address current issues in the history and sociology of science and medicine."--BOOK JACKET
Tobacco in history : the cultures of dependence by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the historical transformation of tobacco from Amerindian shamanism to global capitalism, from the food of the spirits to the fatal epidemic, from the rough pipe and cigar to the modern day cigarette
Gainful pursuits : the making of industrial Europe, 1600-1914 by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil and Mr. Casement : one man's battle for human rights in South America's heart of darkness by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In September 1910, the activist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon jungle on a mission for the British government: to investigate reports of widespread human rights abuses in the forests along the Putumayo River. Accusations against the Peruvian rubber baron Julio César Arana had been making their way back to London, and the rumors were on everybody's lips: Arana was enslaving, torturing, and murdering the local Indians. Arana's Peruvian Amazon Company, with its headquarters in London's financial heart, was responsible. Casement was outraged by what he uncovered: nearly thirty thousand Indians had died to produce four thousand tons of rubber. When Casement's seven-hundred-page report of the Putumayo violence was published in London in 1912, it set off reverberations throughout the world. People were appalled that murderous acts were being carried out in the name of profit, all under the cloak of British respectability and fairness. The Peruvian Amazon Company was forced into liquidation, and its board of directors, including an aristocrat with ties to the royal family, was publicly shamed."--Jacket
Paul Robeson : a watched man by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the African-American singer's achievements as both a performer and a political activist who vocally supported civil rights throughout the world, risking his career to raise awareness
The Rattlesnake : a voyage of discovery to the Coral Sea by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Australia's spectacular Great Barrier Reef was a graveyard for shipping. HMS Rattlesnake, an aging British warship, was commissioned in 1846 to survey this magnificent 'Coral Sea' and to produce the first detailed chart of the New Guinea coast. Every reef, every shoal, every rock hazard had to be located and mapped with extreme accuracy. At stake was the preeminence of British sea power - and the ambitions of those on board." "If all went well Stanley, the ship's captain, could expect a top job in the Admiralty; MacGillivray, the gifted naturalist, would be the world's expert on the fauna of Australia and the unknown New Guinea; and Huxley, the ambitious young surgeon, could abandon the dreary routine of the naval service for the excitement of the new world of science. But a series of highly dramatic events and encounters ensures that by the time the Rattlesnake finally returns to England, the glorious dreams of at least some of her crew have met with tragedy."--BOOK JACKET
Technology and enterprise : Isaac Holden and the mechanisation of woolcombing in France, 1848-1914 by Katrina Honeyman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil and Mr Casement : one man's struggle for human rights in South America's heart of darkness by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taxol : nature, science and politics by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consuming habits : deconstructing drugs in history and anthropology ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil and Mr Casement : a crime against humanity by Jordan Goodman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tobacco in history and culture ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tobacco in history and culture : an encyclopedia ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Usi sacri, consumi profani : il ruolo storico e culturale delle droghe ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il consumo di sostanze psicoattive è vecchio quanto le società umane e costituisce una caratteristica comune alla maggior parte delle culture. Obiettivo principale del volume è dimostrare che le sostanze psicoattive sono parte integrante della formazione di una cultura; che esse rappresentano una vasta categoria analitica nello studio dei processi storici e culturali; e che la distinzione di queste sostanze in "legali" e "illegali" è servita soltanto a distogliere l'sattenzione dalla comprensione del loro ruolo culturale e storico. Le sostanze prese in esame includono oppio, eroina e cocaina, così come caffè, cola e betel, sostanze che non sono generalmente considerate per le loro proprietà psicoattive. Con i loro interventi, storici e antropologi forniscono un valido contributo all'sattuale dibattito sulle droghe. Il loro approccio innovatore rivitalizza una questione che è stata in larga misura definita da uomini politici, farmacologi e amministratori con scarsa attenzione per gli aspetti culturali e storici connessi al consumo di sostanze psicoattive. (libriperevolvere.it)
History and Anthropology by Jordan Goodman ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Native Americans - Zimbabwe. Index ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addiction - Music, popular ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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グッドマン, ジョーダン
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