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Sonic geographies: Exploring phonographic methods

Gallagher, Michael and Prior, Jonathan ORCID: 2014. Sonic geographies: Exploring phonographic methods. Progress in Human Geography 38 (2) , pp. 267-284. 10.1177/0309132513481014

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Research into the geographies of sound and music has developed over the last 20 years, yet such work largely remains reliant on conventional verbal-textual methods of data collection and dissemination. In this paper, we conduct a review of current approaches to sonic research, demonstrating that the erasure of audio media within geography silences a rich seam of empirical data. As a result, we propose that phonographic methods – including listening, audio recording and playback – need to be developed further. We consider a range of epistemological implications of phonographic methods, and possible future directions for their development in human geography.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
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Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0309-1325
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 04:21

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