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Title Hearing Southeast Asia : sounds of hierarchy and power in context / edited by Nathan Porath
Imprint Copenhagen K, Denmark : Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2019
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DS33.1 .H43 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020880366
Descript xxv, 384 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series NIAS studies in Asian topics ; 69
NIAS studies in Asian topics ; 69
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
There is no moment of our waking life in which we do not experience sounds or make sounds. The human body is a sound-making organism. In densely peopled areas like many parts of Southeast Asia, then, the potential is for tumult, an infinity of different sounds competing to be heard. Pandemonium is not unheard of in Southeast Asia - not least in times of political unrest - but in everyday situations uproar is uncommon; cultural, social, political and personal factors (among others) work to calm, channel or even silence the tumult. Providing focus to this interdisciplinary volume on sound in SE Asia are detailed descriptions of the context of sounds and sound-making within the region's diverse socio-cultural semiotic frames of hierarchy and power. Drawing on examples from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, each author discusses some aspect of sound in relation to their ethnographic context. Sound examples are also found on a companion website. Varied approaches to understanding sound are offered but in some way each relates to hierarchy and power. All show the importance of sound for understanding the processual implementation of hierarchy (or its opposite) in the construction of the social environment and the role of sound in the efficacious
Subject Sound -- Political aspects -- Southeast Asia
Sound -- Sociological aspects
Southeast Asia -- Politics and government
Southeast Asia -- Social conditions
Southeast Asia -- Social life and customs
Manners and customs. fast (OCoLC)fst01007815
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Southeast Asia. fast (OCoLC)fst01240499
Alt Author Porath, Nathan, editor
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