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Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

Sander van Maas


This book addresses recent and historical changes in the ways listening has been conceived. Listening, having been emancipated from the passive, subjected position of reception, has come to be asserted as an active force in culture and in collective and individual politics. The chapters here show that the exteriorization of listening—brought into relief by recent historical studies of technologies of listening—involves a renegotiation of the theoretical and pragmatic distinctions that underpin the notion of listening. Focusing on the manifold borderlines between listening and its erstwhile oth ... More

Keywords: listening, elusiveness, reception, speaking, reading, touching, seeing, hearing, aurality, finitude

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823264377
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264377.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sander van Maas, editor
Utrecht University