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The Power of Smell in American Literature: Odor, Affect, and Social Inequality - Mainzer Studien Zur Amerikanistik 69 (Hardback)
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The Power of Smell in American Literature: Odor, Affect, and Social Inequality - Mainzer Studien Zur Amerikanistik 69 (Hardback)

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Hardback 335 Pages / Published: 25/01/2017
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Offering a thoroughly new approach to American literature, this book examines the literary representation of smell regarding its impact on establishing and subverting power structures. Although smell carries an enormous affective potential, it has been largely - but unjustly - overlooked in literary and cultural studies. Through her innovative close readings of works by authors such as Melville, Whitman, Equiano, Wilkins Freeman, Faulkner, Morrison, or Ellison, the author shows how smell stereotypes are used to discriminate against people and how odor references serve to undermine oppressive power structures. For this purpose, the author traces the cultural history of odor and combines insights from fields such as critical race, gender, intersectionality, trauma, and affect theories.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631681084
Number of pages: 335
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition

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