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Geopolitics and the anthropocene: Five propositions for sound

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This appeal calls for sound to be considered as a geophilosophical provocation to, and a method for,

    political thought. It arises from experiments in ways of knowing and inhabiting the world, gesturing

    toward disciplines concerned with sound, the politics of language, and the physical and philosophical

    environment. Anchoring sound as an inherently political medium, it outlines five propositions on

    inequality, imperceptibility, translation, commons, and the future; it argues that these are critical

    arenas into which the particularities of sound afford inquiry. Developing this specific reading of

    sound positions the sonic as a means for opening spaces that challenge hegemonic and violent forms

    of subjectivation, which are productive of contemporary states of ecological and economic crisis.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kanngieser, A. M. (2015). Geopolitics and the anthropocene: Five propositions for sound. GeoHumanities, 1 (1), 80-85.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2173

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 80

End Page


  • 85

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • This appeal calls for sound to be considered as a geophilosophical provocation to, and a method for,

    political thought. It arises from experiments in ways of knowing and inhabiting the world, gesturing

    toward disciplines concerned with sound, the politics of language, and the physical and philosophical

    environment. Anchoring sound as an inherently political medium, it outlines five propositions on

    inequality, imperceptibility, translation, commons, and the future; it argues that these are critical

    arenas into which the particularities of sound afford inquiry. Developing this specific reading of

    sound positions the sonic as a means for opening spaces that challenge hegemonic and violent forms

    of subjectivation, which are productive of contemporary states of ecological and economic crisis.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Kanngieser, A. M. (2015). Geopolitics and the anthropocene: Five propositions for sound. GeoHumanities, 1 (1), 80-85.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2173

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 80

End Page


  • 85

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 1