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Geographies of Silence

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Though few would deny that Western culture is organised around 'the visual', recent thinkers such as Ingold and Smalley have sought to redress this imbalance not by forcing hearing into the foreground, but by insisting on the ineluctably transmodal nature of human perception. Based on personal experience, and phenomenological reflection, this chapter discusses the ways in which vision can identify silences in the soundscape. From these experiential phenomena, the chapter then interrogates the epistemological aspects of the inter-relationship between hearing, sight, sound and silence.

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Author(s): Hogg B

Editor(s): Bull M

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Year: 2019

Pages: 166-176

Print publication date: 02/11/2018

Online publication date: 29/10/2018

Acceptance date: 31/01/2017

Series Title: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London and New York


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138854253