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Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound

Abstract : This volume approaches the issue of ambient sound through the ethnographic exploration of different cultural contexts including Italy, India, Egypt, France, Ethiopia, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, and Japan. It examines social, religious, and aesthetic conceptions of sound environments, what types of action or agency are attributed to them, and what bodies of knowledge exist concerning them. Contributors shed new light on these sensory environments by focusing not only on their form and internal dynamics, but also on their wider social and cultural environment. PART 1: Listening into Others. PART 2: Sound Displays and Social Effects. PART 3: Sound Identity and Locality. PART 4: Sound Arts and Anthropology. The multimedia documents (57 items) of this volume may be consulted at the address:
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Christine Guillebaud. Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound. Routledge, 2017, Routledge Anthropology Series, 9781138801271. ⟨hal-01610214⟩



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