Sound Politics: Critically Listening to the Past (Radical History Review, online)

Z początkiem tego roku w Internecie ukazał się 121 numer czasopisma Radical History Review (wydawanego przez Duke University Press), który w całości poświęcono tematyce Sound Politics.

Daniel Bender, Duane J. Corpis i Daniel J. Walkowitz – redaktorzy tomu, w artykule wprowadzającym w problematykę numeru piszą: „Military and political authorities have historically mobilized sonic techniques and technologies in aggressive and violent confrontations with perceived enemies and foreign threats. Musicians, singers, activists, youth groups, and demonstrators have expressed dissent, created solidarities, and manifested opposition and resistance not only in words but in sonic expressions that complement, amplify, and ultimately exceed discursive modes of communication. Meanwhile, the state has expanded its claims to regulate and discipline sound and noise in the name of public health, social order, and communal welfare. (…) Methodologically, most of the contributors to this volume examine the question of voice, not simply as words uttered but instead as sounds shaped, heard, evaluated, and then transcribed in a variety of sources as diverse as court records, parliamentary proceedings, travel narratives, and newspaper editorials. By analyzing voices and utterances for their sonic meanings, the essays here offer insight into how historical actors both enunciated and heard the aural markers of class, gender, and racial difference. They also reveal how sound articulated and demarcated social space, whether in cities, aboard ships, in courtrooms, or in the sites between street and home, the public and the private”.

Artykuły uporządkowano w następujących blokach tematycznych:

  • Hearing the History of Political Protest;
  • Intervention;
  • Articulating Identity, Hierarchy, and Power;
  • Politicizing Sound and Noise;
  • Teaching Radical History.

Wszystkie teksty udostępniono on-line w formacie pdf. Pełen numer dostępny jest TUTAJ.