Audiografia i dewizualizacja antropologii w badaniu miejskiej audiosfery

  1. Agata Stanisz


The audiography and devisualisation of anthropology in studying urban audiosphere

The aim of my article is to make an attempt at critical reflection on devisualisation process of anthropological practices. Taking into consideration a sound both increases ethnographic knowledge and interpretation and becomes a part of cultural critic challenging scopophilia of the Western paradigm of perception and cognition. The paradigm limiting anthropologists to create only textual, verbal and visual representations. The article presents acoustemological approach as a part of a broader perspective established in the anthropology of senses. The perspective that adopts deconstructive attitude with the aim of minimalisation of the authoritarianism of the anthropological knowledge. The potential of the anthropology of senses is inherent in the possibility of the implementation of the sensual semiosis in analysis of cultures, highlights hierarchies and stereotypes of sensual symbolism and allows to apply more appropriate representation of cultures.

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Prace Kulturoznawcze

13, 2012

Pages from 99 to 111

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