TITLE

GET A WHIFF OF THIS

AUTHOR(S)
Klein, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 1995
SOURCE
New Republic;2/6/95, Vol. 212 Issue 6, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the social, political and cultural issues related to scent and human capacity to smell. Difference in the olfactory propensities of French and Americans; Discussion on the growing anti-scent movement in the U.S.; Claim that racism has been predicated on the belief that one could detect the characteristic of another smell; Idea of philosopher Emmanuel Kant about human's sense of smell; Famous French political and historical figures who have unusual like or dislike toward a particular smell.
ACCESSION #
9501247623

 

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