Sound Studies: A Discipline?


Melle Jan Kromhout has published a nice article at Sounding Out! blog about the sound studies discipline, as discussed in the Sound Signatures Winter School, Amsterdam, January 2014.

Has the ever-nascent field of sound studies finally “grown up”? After years of intellectual development and a constantly growing body of work, including quite a few classic texts and books, it has been rapidly establishing an identity of its own, independent from the many “parent” disciplines from which it originated. As with any teenager, this process of maturation comes with a dose of self-searching and, indeed, some navel-gazing.  But are we ready to acknowledge sound studies as its own discipline?

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