Theorizing sound writing

Deborah Kapchan

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The study of listening-aurality-and its relation to writing is the subject of this eclectic edited volume. Theorizing Sound Writing explores the relationship between sound, theory, language, and inscription. This volume contains an impressive lineup of scholars from anthropology, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance, and sound studies. The contributors write about sound in their ongoing work, while also making an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge, one in which listening is the first step not only in translating sound into words but also in compassionate scholarship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherWesleyan University Press
Number of pages326
ISBN (Electronic)0819576662, 9780819576668
ISBN (Print)9780819576651
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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