Aromatherapy Oils: Commodities, Materials, Essences

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Ruth Barcan;
  • Publisher: UTS ePRESS
  • Journal: Cultural Studies Review (issn: 1837-8692, eissn: 1446-8123)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5130/csr.v20i2.3615
  • Subject: B1-5802 | commodity | new materialism | Arts in general | aromatherapy | Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) | Philosophy (General) | NX1-820 | essential oils | material culture

This article examines the essential oils that are the central tools of aromatherapy and uses them as a case study for different approaches to material culture. It considers the conceptual and political implications of thinking of essential oils as, in turn, commodities,... View more
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