Sounding Places: More-than-representational geographies of sound and music

Doughty, Karolina; Duffy, M.; Harada, T.


This collection brings together the work of scholars from around the world who contribute to the ongoing efforts across the field of sound studies and auditory culture to theorize the more-than-representational role of sound and music in assembling various forms of social life: in the forming of communities and places of belonging, in habitual bodily practices, in movements and rhythms, in the performance of culture and identity in places, and in the emotions, affects and sensory experiences that weave the sonic into mechanisms of sociality in general. The chapters are organized into four interrelated themes, which explore: (i) how our connections to place, community, history, and identity can be brought into being, challenged, or re-appropriated through sound; (ii) the different ways that bodies, movements and environments are intertwined through sound, and the role of sound for the creation of inclusive environments; (iii) the affective politics of sound; and (iv) approaches to utilize sound to enrich methodological practice.