Caroline Gatt, Valeria Lembo

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This special section explores song from a fundamental but unexplored perspective: as a way of knowing for anthropology. The themes touched upon include ontological politics and their relationship with anti- or decoloniality, the other-than-human, and the senses. Feld ([1982] 2012) has long argued for anthropology to attend to the epistemic importance of songs and sound, above all in his proposal for a synesthetic acoustemology (Feld 2015). However, the question of how this could apply to anthropological onto/epistemologies beyond projects focused on sound has yet to be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-840
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Anthropologist
Issue number4
Early online date5 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2022


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