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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
03 December 2008
repeat  07 Dec
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SOCIOLOGY OF SMELL
In their new book The Guide to Perfumes Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez examine the sociology of smell from its aesthetic complexity, to its class, status associations, racial overtones and its gender implication.
Laurie Taylor is joined by the fragrance expert Luca Turin, who describes perfume as an art, and Rod Watson, a sociologist of smell, to explore the hidden resonances of perfume. Why do we wear perfume, what do our choice of fragrance say about us?

GETTING A CONFESSION
Dr Elisabeth Carter, Research Associate of the University of Essex has studied the fine detail of police interrogation. She discusses the findings of her doctoral thesis called ‘An Investigation into the structure of the police interview’.
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Luca Turin

"Biophysicist with a long-standing interest in the sense of smell, the art of perfume, and the fragrance industry. Author of The Secret of Scent on the history and science of his theory of olfaction; an acclaimed critical guide to perfume, Parfums: Le Guide. Luca Turin is also the subject of the 2002 book The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr, as well as of the BBC Horizon documentary "A Code in the Nose" (1995)."

Perfumes: The Guide
by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1846681022
ISBN-13: 978-1846681028

The Secret of Scent
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN-10: 0571215386
ISBN-13: 978-0571215386

Rod Watson
Associate at Marcel Mauss Institute in Paris

Essay The Sociology of Odours
by Gale Peter Largey & David Rodney Watson
Published in The Smell Culture Reader
by Jim Drobnick (Editor)
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN-10: 1845202139
ISBN-13: 978-1845202132

Dr Elisabeth Carter
Research Associate, Sociology Department of the University of Essex

Thesis Title: Policing Talk: An investigation into the interaction of the officer and the suspect in the police interview
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