Making Scents of Smell

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Making Scents of Smell

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dc.contributor.author Moeran, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:25:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:25:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-05T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6945
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on a hitherto unremarked aspect of cultural production – smell. It first outlines the historical background of Japanese scent culture, before moving on to describe in detail the processes by which incense is produced in Japan, and the various challenges facing a manufacturer with regard to consistency of raw materials, kneading blended materials, and drying formed incense sticks. It then concentrates on a group of incense manufacturers located on the western coast of Awaji Island in the Inland Sea of Japan, and suggests that it is access to, and successful management of, olfactory knowledge that enables a sub-contracted supplier to become independent by producing his own incense brands. The paper concludes by drawing a series of parallels betweenthe symbolic and social uses of incense in contemporary Japanese society, and thus underscores the connection between olfaction and transition noted for many other societies. en_US
dc.format.extent 23 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Creative Encounters Working Papers;1
dc.title Making Scents of Smell en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec05 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IKL en_US
dc.idnumber x656555601 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Manufacturing Incense in Japan en_US


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