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The Smell Culture Reader

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Here is a much-needed overview of what is arguably our most elusive sense. Sight and hearing have been the subject of numerous books, while the so-called "lower senses" have remained relatively unexplored despite powerful and complex social meanings. From hygiene to aromatherapy, the foul to the fragrant, smell is shown here to be much more than a physical act of perceptio ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 7th 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Shelves: sensory-readings
The anthology covers a specific topic with a broad range of rhetorical approaches to olfaction. The articles offer bibliographic references.
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Sample essays: "Olfactory-Triggered Panic Attacks Among Khmer Refugees," "Vagueness Gridlocked: A Map of the Smells of New York," "Eating Nothing: Cooking Aromas in Art and Culture," and "Parfumeros and the Sacred Use of Fragrance in Amazonian Shamanism."
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