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Journal of Sonic Studies 24 online

The editors of the Journal of Sonic Studies are proud to announce that its 24th issue is online.

This special issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies came from a gnawing sense of exhaustion and a need to recuperate, to find solidarity, reflect, consider alternatives, and to gather resources and energy for what may follow. At the one-day symposium on Voice and Listening: Techniques for Political Life at Birmingham City University in March 2021, the following questions were explored: 
Are we currently witnessing and experiencing a “crisis of voice” and a “crisis of listening”?
Who – or what – has a voice? Which voices are heard and meaningfully engaged with, and which are not? What does it mean to listen to others and to the non-human others with whom we share this world or, conversely, to ignore them?
How are techniques of voicing and listening enacted, and what disciplines and strategies might help us to address the multiple crises facing our communities?

The editors felt it important to situate these questions within the wider context of post-politics and disinformation. 

Read the 24th edition here.

Journal of Sonic Studies

The Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS) is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.

The primary aim of JSS: how can we understand the impact and importance of sound, both on an individual and a general cultural level? JSS thus provides a platform for theorists and artists who would like to present relevant work regarding the sonic environment.

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