Sound, Space, Politics II

Type: Virtual Paper
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PDT)
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; learning and listening; audism and the public; sound and religious practice

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


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Alexander Liebman*, Rutgers University, Julius Eastman: A wandering monk in the city 15 3:05 PM
Presenter Luke Leavitt*, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Can Geographers Make Sound? 15 3:20 PM
Presenter Jared Margulies*, University of Alabama, Sounding the geography of the US-Mexico Border 15 3:35 PM
Presenter Luke Anthony Hingtgen*, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Blues Communism and Proletkult 15 3:50 PM
Presenter Gabriele Dumpys Woolever*, University of British Columbia, Sanctuary sound & fugitivity: Negotiating stories and publics beyond citizenship 15 4:05 PM

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