The State Vol III: The Social Olfactory

The State Vol III: The Social Olfactory
Author: Rahel Aima, Ahmad Makia (Eds.)
Publisher: The State
Language: English
Size: 21.2 x 29.9 cm
Weight: 630 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780985355708
Price: €22.00
Product Description

THE STATE is a publishing practice based out of Dubai, U.A.E. It investigates South-South reorientations, alternative futurisms, transgressive cultural criticism, the transition from analogue to digital, and the sensuous architecture of this “printernet.”


Khairani Barokka—Can the Subaltern Smell: The Olfactory Other
Transnational olfactory stereotypes in Indonesia, India, South Africa, and the USA

Ali Boggs—The Corpse
A dead girl in Madagascar, an old pastis-soaked Belgian, and the loose skin of overripe peaches

Suzanne Fischer—Smell H-I-S-T-O-R-Y: A Guided Tour of the Smell Exhibition
In the coming age of olfactory archaeology, a speculative tour of the museum of tomorrow

Adam Flynn—Under the Iron Snout: a First Take on Olfactory Imperialism
Drug-sniffing dogs, fermented fish and mosquito repellent in Vietnam, the Stasi’s smell archives, People Sniffing, and strategies to survive smellveillance

Mary-Jo Gillian—Heap
A residency in a rural Irish landfill, the filamentine heat of rotting matter, the intimacy of olfactory community

Pavel Godfrey—Sensation, Memory, and Place in Delray, Detroit
Post-industrial detritus in Little Budapest, a carbonaceous cocktail of respiratory illnesses and mnemocide, exploding the neoliberal myth of recycling

Barbara Herman—An Ode To Bodies: Peau d’Espagne
The gendering of leather perfumes, and the hidden, abject animal body at its origin

Anne Elizabeth Moore—Fake Snake Oil
Smell, trickery, and xenophobia in Marfa, Texas

Kristine Ong Muslim—The Proustian Phenomenon
A missing dog, the assertive scratchiness of lemongrass, the stench of river water, the frowning fustiness of mothballs

Charles Reid—Nietzsche and the Electric Nose
The laziness of Nature, synaesthesia, and building an electric nose

Erika Renedo Illarregi—Smell Portraits
How might a smell be archived like a polaroid or instagram?

Adam Rothstein—The Olfactographic Capacities of the Human Brain
Smelling the traces of architecture and mapping odourous urban geographies

Francisco Salas Pérez—Impeccable Tenderness
Papayas in Xalapa, the displaced remembrances of diaspora, and escaping the Proustian straitjacket

Manuel Schwab—Petroleum, Frankincense, and Myrrh
A souk in Nyala, Sudan, a lake of petroleum, and the carnivorousness of the development-industrial complex

Mark West—The Smell of OCD
The insidiousness of burning toast, and the creeping doubt of OCD

Cover available in one of four colors.
Printed in Dubai.