Sound, Space, Politics

Type: Virtual Paper
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 32
Organizers: Luke Leavitt
Chairs: Luke Leavitt


Sound is ubiquitous in shaping daily life, embodied experience, public and private space, and imaginaries about people and places (Born 2013). Moreover, sound is political. It engenders subjectivities, often along intersecting hierarchies of class, gender, sexuality, nation, ability and more (Revill 2000, Eidsheim 2019, Fanon 1965). At the same time, it can denaturalize grids of power, often through creative practices, musical or not (McKittrick 2016, Moten 2017, Tausig 2018, Wells and Baily 2018, Robinson 2020). Sound can also tie-together, congeal, contour or express the relationships between human and non-human, inorganic, or environmental processes in an era of ecological crisis (Kanngieser 2015). The current pandemic has given rise to new soundscapes (Wagner 2020).

These papers attend to sound as something that shapes space and vice versa, and always in some relation to power. Likewise they embrace sound as a mode of inquiry (e.g. listening), as a research method (Gallagher and Prior 2014), and/or as a way to communicate research findings.

Sound, Space, Politics I
Voice and listening; listening and learning; audism and the public; sound and religious practice

Sound, Space, Politics II
Music, sound, geography; phonographic methods (Gallagher and Prior 2014); sound and the border


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Michelle Collins*, University of South Eastern Norway, Contemporary Keening Spaces: Power, Protest and Performance 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Shaundra Cunningham*, University of Tennessee, Exploring a Womanist Geography of Sermons 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Natasha Rennolds*, University of East Anglia, Learning relationships and the entanglement of sound. 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Katerina Maniou*, , Muted Residents: Sounding Spaces as Intermediate Organisms and Voice as Reclamation of Power 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Gill Harold*, University College Cork, Audism In Action: exploring access to public sector bodies for the Irish Deaf community 15 2:30 PM

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