Qualitative Research Specialty Group Plenary

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Qualitative Research Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 4:30 PM / 6:10 PM
Room: Roosevelt 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Daniel Trudeau
Chairs: Daniel Trudeau


Listening as Transformative Practice

Much recent work from within geography has considered the significance of listening as a practice that denotes intimacies and simultaneously carves out possibilities for research, including a more informed reading of processes that constitute everyday life. By and large, geographic explorations of listening operate primarily on the idea that listening is primarily an aural experience. Much less consideration has been given to the importance of attending, an idea that suggests sustained sensory, affective, and material presence in listening. By proposing the idea that listening is a process of attending, geographers open the possibility to reflect on the possibility and promise of issues that go beyond the realm of the ear. When recognized as a process of attending or, listening makes perceptible a mood, the materiality of breath, and the conveyance of a digital message.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Daniel Trudeau Macalester College 5
Introduction Amy Piedalue Australia India Institute 5
Discussant Courtney Donovan San Francisco State University 50
Discussant David Seitz Harvey Mudd College 10
Discussant Sara H. Smith University of North Carolina 10

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