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Name:  Adam Mack  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



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Mack is an assistant professor of history in the Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam Mack joined School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Liberal Arts Department in 2007. He is the author of ''Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers'', the first multisensory history of the Windy City. His initial work in sensory history dealt with American supermarkets and the sensory landscape of the post-World War II suburbs. His articles on the senses and suburban consumer culture include ''Speaking of Tomatoes: Supermarkets, the Senses, and Sexual Fantasy in Modern America'' in the ''Journal of Social History'', ''The Politics of Good Taste: Whole Foods Markets and Sensory Design'' in ''The Senses & Society'' and ''The Senses in the Marketplace: Commercial Aesthetics for a Suburban Age'' in ''A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age'' edited by David Howes.

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