Routledge Edited Volume 2017
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Edited by Christine Guillebaud
© 2017 – Routledge
Series: Routledge studies in Anthropology
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.
Multiple Listenings. Anthropology of Sound Worlds Christine Guillebaud
Part 1: Listening into Others 1. Noising the City: Revealing Neapolitan « Soundciabilities » in Pyrotechnical Practices Olivier Féraud 2. Sounds of Hell and Sounds of Eden: Sonic Worlds in Ethiopia in the Catholic Missionary Context, 17th-18th Centuries Anne Damon-Guillot 3. An « Obscene » Calling: Emotionality in/of Marginalized Spaces. A Listening of/into ‘Abusive’ Women in Govindpuri (Delhi) Tripta Chandola
Part 2: Sound Displays and Social Effects 4. Standing out from the Crowd. Vocal and Sound Techniques for Catching People’s Attention in an Indian Bus Stand Christine Guillebaud 5. Melodic Refrains in Japanese Train Stations: The Management of Passenger Behavior through the use of Electric Bells Pierre Manea
Part 3: Sound Identity and Locality 6. Acoustic Communities Represented: Sound Preferences in the Scottish Village of Dollar Heikki Uimonen 7. Mics in the Ears: How to Ask People in Cairo to Talk about their Sound Universes Vincent Battesti 8. Mapping out the Sounds of Urban Transformation: The Renewal of Lisbon’s Mouraria Quarter Iñigo Sánchez 9. Listening to the city. The Sonorities of Urban Growth in Barcelona Claire Guiu
Part 4: Sound Arts and Anthropology 10. Not just Tones, Noises Too! On Sound Poetry Jean-Charles Depaule 11. Tribute to a Footbridge: Contact Dance and Sound Spaces Improvisations in Choisy-Le-Roi Vincent Rioux
The Sonic Attunement of Social Life Jean-Paul Thibaud
The multimedia documents of this volume may be consulted at the address: <http://milson.fr/routledge_media>