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|Title:||Smells make the man : a study on the olfactive constitution of masculine beings.||Authors:||Tan, Jacqueline Wei Hui.||Keywords:||DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology||Issue Date:||2013||Abstract:||This study explores the olfactive constitution of masculine beings. It attempts to answer these overarching questions: i) How does one olfactively “qualify” as a “masculine” being? ii) As a scented body, how does one embody being “masculine” in specific fields and iii) how do such olfactively “masculine” practices sustain the larger gender order? By arguing that scenting is a process of performativity that constitutes an “ideal” being within existing discourse surrounding masculinity, this study illustrates how scenting practices and olfactive masculinities are constructed and reconstructed in field-specific power and gender relations so much so that the “masculine” body is lived and experienced in specific contexts. As a scented body, the “masculine” body can therefore have no ontological status apart from the acts of scenting that constitute its reality within field-specific valuations and evaluations of olfactive masculinity.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10356/51662||Rights:||Nanyang Technological University||Fulltext Permission:||restricted||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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