Acoustemologies in Contact

Sounding Subjects and Modes of Listening in Early Modernity

by Emily Wilbourne, Suzanne G. Cusick

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Book Description

In this fascinating collection of essays, an international group of scholars explores the sonic consequences of transcultural contact in the early modern period. They examine how cultural configurations of sound impacted communication, comprehension, and the categorisation of people. Addressing questions of identity, difference, sound, and subjectivity in global early modernity, these authors share the conviction that the body itself is the most intimate of contact zones, and that the culturally contingent systems by which sounds made sense could be foreign to early modern listeners and to present day scholars.

Drawing on a global range of archival evidence - from New France and New Spain, to the slave ships of the Middle Passage, to China, Europe, and the Mediterranean court environment - this collection challenges the privileged position of European acoustical practices within the discipline of global-historical musicology. The discussion of Black and non-European experiences demonstrates how the production of 'the canon' in the cosmopolitan centres of colonial empires was underpinned by processes of human exploitation and extraction of resources. As such, this text is a timely response to calls within the discipline to decolonise music history and to contextualise the canonical works of the European past.

This volume is accessible to a wide and interdisciplinary audience, not only within musicology, but also to those interested in early modern global history, sound studies, race, and slavery.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Acoustemologies in Contact ebook for free in PDF format (44.6 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Listening as an Innu-French Contact Zone in the Jesuit Relations
 
Chapter 2
Native Song and Dance Affect in Seventeenth-Century Christian Festivals in New Spain
 
Chapter 3
Performance in the Periphery: Colonial Encounters and Entertainments
 
Chapter 4
'Hideous Acclamations'
 
Chapter 5
Black Atlantic Acoustemologies and the Maritime Archive
 
Chapter 6
Little Black Giovanni's Dream
 
Chapter 7
A Global Phonographic Revolution
 
Chapter 8
'La stiava dolente in suono di canto'
 
Chapter 9
'Now Despised, a Servant, Abandoned'
 
Chapter 10
'Non basta il suono, e la voce'
 

Book Details

Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2021
Pages
350
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781800640351
ISBN10
1800640358
ISBN13 Digital
9781800640375
ISBN10 Digital
1800640374
PDF Size
44.6 MB
License
CC BY

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