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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies is now available. This more than 850-page book offers methods how to study sound as well as how through sound and listening (new) knowledge can be gained.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies is edited by Michael Bull and Marcel Cobussen and brings together 49 contributors from various disciplines to ask a wide range of questions including; how can sound be used in current academic disciplines? Is sound as a methodological tool indispensable for Sound Studies and what can sound artists contribute to the discourse on methodology in Sound Studies?

The editors also present three original chapters that work as provocative 'sonic methodological interventions' prefacing the three sections of the book.

About The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies

The field of Sound Studies has changed and developed dramatically over the last two decades involving a vast and dizzying array of work produced by those working in the arts, social sciences and sciences. The study of sound is inherently interdisciplinary and is undertaken both by those who specialize in sound and by others who wish to include sound as an intrinsic and indispensable element in their research. This is the first resource to provide a wide ranging, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ways in which researchers use a broad range of methodologies in order to pursue their sonic investigations. 

About the editors

Michael Bull

Michael Bull is Professor of Sound Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is series editor of the Study of Sound series with Bloomsbury and author of the book in the series, Sirens (2020). He is a founding editor of The Senses and Society Journal and The Sound Studies Journal, and founding member of the European Sound Studies Association. 

Marcel Cobussen

Marcel Cobussen is Professor of Auditory Culture at Leiden University, Netherlands. He is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Sounding Art (Routledge 2016), co-author of Music and Ethics (Ashgate 2012), and author of Thresholds: Rethinking Spirituality through Music (Ashgate 2008).

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