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CfP: “Sound and the Public”

Für die Spezialausgabe zum Thema “Communication and the Public” werden noch Beiträge gesucht. Diese können bis zum ersten März 2017 eingereicht werden.

Der gesamte Call folgt hier:

“Call for papers
Jing Wang (Zhejiang University) and Marina Peterson (Ohio University),
Guest Editors
   Sound as a constitutive element in the formation of public life is
exemplified by urban public concerts, the everyday sound of a church
bell in a small European village, or the Chinese national anthem played
every Monday in Tiananmen Square. In virtual space, the sharing of music
files and all sorts of sound files organize public life underlined by
shared tastes and ideologies. Sound in public is also a domain of
policing relative inclusion and exclusion, of constituting citizenship
along axes of race, class, gender, and nationality. And environmental
noise that makes the atmospheric perceptible is subject to legal and
techno-rational regimes of control. We envision this special issue as
joining the already rich literature on sound and the public, while
amplifying less well addressed areas of affect, sense, and materiality.
Our understanding of the public is expansive, encompassing public
feelings, public rituals, public space, public sphere, public speech,
the networked public, the transient public, and the mediated public. We
seek articles on sound’s capacity and role in creating, enhancing,
complicating, or disintegrating the public. Here we ask, how does sound
helps us understand current situations of the public as lived, imagined,
and sensed? How does a public organize itself acoustically – through
listening, feeling, or orienting toward one another? How does sound
serve as force, object, or “actant” in composing publics?  Subjects
might include but are not limited to:
-       listening as public sense -       sound art in public space
-       sound, memory and collective identity
-       field recording and listening as public engagement
-       acoustic gentrification
-       sound and listening as a mode of engaging the public
-       sound and alternative or counter publics
-       municipal noise ordinances and the inequalities of urban publics
-       how sound and listening contribute to the formation of an
affective public -       how the materiality of sound sustains or
disrupts public affects
-       the acoustic sense of publics
   We are primarily seeking research articles and theoretical essays,
but short reflective essays in a forum/symposium and book reviews or
review articles are also welcome.  Manuscripts should not exceed 9000
words in length (inclusive of references, tables, figures, appendices,
and endnotes).  The manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th
edition (2009).  For details of manuscript styles, please refer to

Send papers to Jing Wang (adelwangjing@zju.edu.cn) and Marina Peterson
(petersm2@ohio.edu) by March 1, 2017.”

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