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Title: Sniffing out differences : bodily smells and race in Singapore
Authors: Chia, Amanda Sze Ming
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This study investigates the olfactory perceptions of young, university educated, Chinese Individuals on individuals from other ethnic groups. Given that race is a particularly salient category in a multi-racial country like Singapore, I am therefore interested to find out the extent to which bodily smells represent a manifestation of racism. Is racism the only form of prejudice or are there also other biases that play a role in influencing the olfactory perceptions of my target group? As such, my findings are organized according into the themes of i) Smell and Race, ii) Olfaction and the Chinese-Singaporean and iii) Influence of Class on Olfactory Impression, wherein I examine whether and how olfactory perceptions of my target group are mediated by race, class and cultural aspects of their identity
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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