Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia (Sign) (Paperback)

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In this audacious book, Ana Mar a Ochoa Gautier explores how listening has been central to the production of notions of language, music, voice, and sound that determine the politics of life. Drawing primarily from nineteenth-century Colombian sources, Ochoa Gautier locates sounds produced by different living entities at the juncture of the human and nonhuman. Her "acoustically tuned" analysis of a wide array of texts reveals multiple debates on the nature of the aural. These discussions were central to a politics of the voice harnessed in the service of the production of different notions of personhood and belonging. In Ochoa Gautier's groundbreaking work, Latin America and the Caribbean emerge as a historical site where the politics of life and the politics of expression inextricably entangle the musical and the linguistic, knowledge and the sensorial.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780822357513
ISBN-10: 0822357518
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: December 2014
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: Sign