Sounding Bodies Sounding Worlds

An Exploration of Embodiments in Sound

  • Mickey Vallee

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sound book series (PASTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-220

About this book


What makes a body of sound appear as an aesthetic object as well as a method for knowledge? InSounding Bodies Sounding Worlds, Mickey Vallee argues that we must impose our sonic imagination onto the non-sonic, and embrace how we sound to ourselves, sound with our animal companions, and sound in very earth itself.  From the invention of the laryngoscope to the role of the spectrogram, from the call of the bird to the tumble of a rockslide, from the deep listening of environmental immersion to the computational listening of bioacoustics research, Vallee offers a wide range of cases to convincingly argue that all life shares in a continuous, embodied and ethical vibration.


sound studies sensory studies Sonic Thinking bioacoustics soundscape ecology new cultural theory of sound listening The New Sonic Cartographers Citizen Science Citizen Sensing Citizen Sounding sound technologies posthuman philosophy soundmapping Félix Guattari sonic immersion

Authors and affiliations

  • Mickey Vallee
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  1. 1.Centre for Interdisciplinary StudiesAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

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