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The Smell Culture Reader free pdf Smell is fundamental to experience but mired in paradox. Stigmatized as animalistic, it nonetheless feeds a vast fragrance and marketing industry. Considered ephemeral, scents have survived throughout the ages in a number of religious practices. The Smell Culture Reader provides a much-needed overview of what is arguably the most elusive sense. From hygiene to aromatherapy, the fetid to the fragrant, smells are shown to be much more than just an adornment or a nuisance. Addressing this engaging sense in redolent detail, The Smell Culture Reader demonstrates how essential smell is to sexuality, social status, personal identity, and cultural tradition.

About Jim Drobnick

Jim Drobnick is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester. He is the editor of Aural Cultures (2004), co-author of Museopathy (2002) and CounterPoses (2002), and is working on a book on smell in contemporary art.

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Author : Jim Drobnick
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Data Published : 01 May 2006
ISBN : 1845202120
EAN : 9781845202125
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 442 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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