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Introduction: What Is an Anthropology of Sound?

Holger Schulze

Holger Schulze is Professor of Musicology at the University of Copenhagen and Principal Investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. He is the author of numerous books including Sound as Popular Culture (2016) and The Sonic Persona (Bloomsbury, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Are there any humanoid entities left? Are there bipeds and anthropomorphic creatures around you? Indeed, there are cyborgs and simians, alien lifeforms with two legs and two arms, all distinctly vertebrate and seemingly equipped...

The Digital Return in the Place of the Recordings

Luis Gimenez Amoros

Luis Gimenez Amoros is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Previously, he has served as an Ethnomusicology lecturer at the University of Fort Hare and as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Unit of Zimbabwean Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tracing the Mbira Sound Archive in Zimbabwe

Taylor & Francis Group, 2018

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...The digital return of ILAM’s recordings in the locations where Hugh Tracey recorded has been a symbolic form of returning the music back to the community. However, this type of repatriation has not had the same continuity as the digital...

Sounds of Hell and Sounds of Eden

Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

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...Introduction Musicologists know how difficult it is to describe sounds with words and to make them concrete for the reader. During the early modern era, Catholic missionaries faced this difficulty by reporting sounds they had heard...

Suffering

Holger Schulze

Holger Schulze is Professor of Musicology at the University of Copenhagen and Principal Investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. He is the author of numerous books including Sound as Popular Culture (2016) and The Sonic Persona (Bloomsbury, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sound Works : A Cultural Theory of Sound Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The demand of connectivity Humanoid aliens are connected. Not alone by means of their individual sensibilities, refined cultural knowledge, or sensory training, but of course as consumer citizens by means of the various and ubiquitous...

‘Uíbh Fhalí, how I miss you with your heather scented air’

Sporting Sounds : Relationships between sport and music

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2009

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...Ireland is well known and highly regarded for its music. As the then Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern stated in 1998:music and writing have always played a central role in the social and cultural life of Ireland. Not only is music...

Performing Indigeneity: Poetics and Politics of Music Festivals in Highland Bolivia

Soundscapes from the Americas : Ethnomusicological Essays on the Power, Poetics, and Ontology of Performance

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2014

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...It is an early evening in mid-June 1993 in the highland village of Irupata, in the eastern range of the Bolivian Andes that runs through the northern region of the department of Potosí. This rural community, home to Quechua-speaking peasant...

Sound heterotopia in Cistercian monastery

Worship Sound Spaces : Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology

Taylor & Francis Group, 2020

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...Introduction As a place of living monk communities, the Cistercian monastery resulting from the Benedictine monastic expansion in the 12th century is a space designed to be out of the world. Secluded, with a fence and operating according...

Consuming

Holger Schulze

Holger Schulze is Professor of Musicology at the University of Copenhagen and Principal Investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. He is the author of numerous books including Sound as Popular Culture (2016) and The Sonic Persona (Bloomsbury, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sound Works : A Cultural Theory of Sound Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The shock of sound It comes as a shock. Suddenly, the sounds explode around you! In earlier periods of history—before the nineteenth century—the sounds coming from activities of fellow citizens, of animals, of slaves, of women...

The Entertainment

Macon Holt

Macon Holt completed his PhD at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmith University of London, UK, in 2017. He is a contributing editor at the music magazine Passive/Aggressive and his writing has appeared in Atlas Magasin, Blacklisted Copenhagen, The Ark Review and Full Stop. He has taught at Lund University, The Royal Danish Academy of Art and the Leeds College of music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Way Out WestThere is chaos missing from this festival. Or if not missing, the chaos has been contained. Little pens enclose yuppie elder millennials—a class I’d readily be a part of if someone would agree to pay me accordingly—younger Gen...

Music to the Eyes

The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

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...In contemporary Western society a child’s first book will likely be one of the endless stream of children’s books on “The Five Senses” (e.g., Wax 2009). These books all make a point of dividing the sensorium into five parts—sight, hearing...