Steven Feld introduced the concept of acoustemology in the
early 1990s, conjoining »acoustic« and »epistemology« in order
to pursue the social study of sound as a way of knowing and
being in the world. In doing so, Steven Feld provided a new and
extended vocabulary for the discussion of music and sound on
which anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, and others
increasingly draw. In a series of three lectures, held on three
subsequent days, Steven Feld presented the current state of his
thinking. He relates acoustemology to ongoing theoretical
debates on globalization, neoliberal capitalism, environmental
change and human-nonhuman-interactions, and thereby showed
ways in which acoustemological approaches may contribute to
better understand some of the most pressing questions of our
times. >> READ MORE
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