Overview

This text argues that smell is repressed in the modern West, and its social history ignored. It attempts to break the "olfactory silence" of modernity by offering an exploration of the cultural role of odours in Western history and in a wide variety of non-Western societies.
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Aroma

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Overview

This text argues that smell is repressed in the modern West, and its social history ignored. It attempts to break the "olfactory silence" of modernity by offering an exploration of the cultural role of odours in Western history and in a wide variety of non-Western societies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203428887
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/24/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 917 KB

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements
Introduction: The meaning and power of smell 1
Pt. I In search of lost scents
1 The aromas of antiquity 13
2 Following the scent: From the Middle Ages to modernity 51
Pt. II Explorations in olfactory difference
3 Universes of odour 95
4 The rites of smell 123
Pt. III Odour, power and society
5 Odour and power: The politics of smell 161
6 The aroma of the commodity: The commercialization of smell 180
Notes 206
Bibliography 232
Index 243
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