This book explores recent and historical changes in the ways in which listening has been conceived as a cultural agency and act. It investigates the relations among listening, sound, music, and space and proposes an approach to listening that focuses on spatial figures such as dorsality, liminality, the turn (or tour), stretching, and touching. It also discusses the role of listening in culture and shows how the exteriorization of listening alters the theoretical and pragmatic distinctions that underpin the notion of listening. The book suggests that listening's finitude—that is, death or deadliness—is not a mere descriptor but a heuristic instrument.
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