Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell by Constance Classen,David Howes,Anthony Synnott

By Constance Classen,David Howes,Anthony Synnott

scent is a social phenomenon, given specific meanings and values by means of diverse cultures. Odours shape the construction blocks of cosmologies, category hierarchies, and political odours. they could implement social buildings or transgress them, unite humans or divide them, empower or disempower. The authors argue that the sociology of scent is repressed in the fashionable West, and its social historical past missed. This booklet breaks the "olfactory silence" of modernity. It bargains the 1st finished exploration of the cultural position of odours in Western background - from antiquity to the current. It additionally covers a large variey of non-Western societies. Its subject matters diversity from the medieval proposal of the "odour of sanctity", to the aromatherapies of South the US, and from olfactory stereotypes of gender and ethnicity within the smooth West to the function of scent in postmodernity. Its subject material will fascinate someone who loves to nostril round within the internal workings of culture.

Show description

Read or Download Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell PDF

Similar beauty & fashion books

The 5 Hair Archetypes: Your Guide to Growing Long Hair

Within the five Hair Archetypes, Sharifa Barnett information the cutting edge version for knowing your hair in keeping with your present regimen. The hair archetypes, or hair personalities, categorize girls according to their hair conduct, and support to spot the strengths and weaknesses of their procedure. The e-book stocks anecdotal tales of actual girls and Sharifa’s personal adventure as that archetype.

Theatrical Makeup: Basic Application Techniques

In lots of theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to use their very own make-up, with minimum or no guideline. Theatrical make-up truly and concisely explains the fundamentals of theatrical make-up thoughts to permit degree actors to place their most sensible face ahead! you are going to achieve realizing of the body structure of the human face and, utilizing cream established make-up, in addition to advertisement cosmetics, how to contour it to fit your personality with using spotlight and shadow.

Clean Beauty

Sign up for the fresh good looks revolution that’s taking the country by means of typhoon and detect the delights of constructing your personal good looks items within the convenience of your house. long gone are the times of paying a top rate for fancy-pants moisturizers and toners, whose constituents learn like a chemistry lesson. The fresh good looks ladies problem you to take regulate over what you place in your pores and skin and hair by means of making it your self!

Hair Loss and the Black Woman: A Guide to understanding Ethnic Hair, Hair Loss & the Options that are Available

This ebook is A consultant to knowing Ethnic Hair, Hair Loss & the choices which are to be had. In right here you will discover information regarding all kinds of Alopecia (Hair Loss), what reasons it and coverings which are to be had. additionally, you will comprehend the method within which hair grows. while you're struggling with Alopecia, there is details that can assist you comprehend the adaptation among a Trichologist and a Dermatologist and what position the Cosmetologist should still play in all of that.

Additional resources for Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 23 votes