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How does sound shape and/or constrain the actions of individuals and groups? In what ways does 'touching sound' constitute important stimuli within everyday experiences and how/why does sound induce strong affective states? How does listening to noise as well as to silences, screeches and songs, clicks and pops, affect us? By focusing on the under-studied realm of sound we increase our understanding of the politics of the sonic. This text opens an interdisciplinary conduit that should enable cross-fertilizations between the disciplines of anthropology, ethnomusicology, history, cultural studies, religious studies and political sociology, bringing together studies of aesthetic production, the environment, sub- and counter-cultures and technologies and affective dimensions of state as well as societal power and contestation problems.
London, Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, 2021
Abdou Filali-Ansary Occasional Paper Series
ISSN 2633 - 8890
Sound, Global, Politics, Musicology
Malmström, Maria Frederika and Levine, Mark, "Touching Sound: Passion and Global Politics" (2021). Abdou Filali-Ansary Occasional Paper Series. Book 8.