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An Ethics of Response

Protestant Christians’ Relation with God and Elsewheres

Ingie Hovland

their monthly mission meetings, I show that by removing crafts the women assembled sound and silence in a new way. Rather than the traditiona l hum of spinning wheels and the rhythmic click of knitting needles, they wanted the sound of one voice speaking

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The Power of Silence

Sonic Experiences of Police Operations and Occupations in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas

Sterre Gilsing

take shape. In this article, I discuss how police actions in favelas produce social hierarchies through sound and silence. Sound is a technology of power. The powerful use sound to divide the population into different groups, and this happens along

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Elsewhere Affects and the Politics of Engagement across Religious Life-Worlds

Omar Kasmani, Nasima Selim, Hansjörg Dilger, and Dominik Mattes

“calling” from God-as-Elsewhere through “quiet listening.” The intermingling of sound and silence as the selected mode of preparedness engendered an ethical relationality of call and response, from and back to the God-as-Elsewhere that shaped and was shaped

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Acoustic Startles in Horror Films

A Neurofilmological Approach

Valerio Sbravatti

films, especially US films, the interplay between sound and silence is much more grinding and frequent than it was in the past. Bangs and stingers, which are usually quite loud, are often prepared using relative silences that are anomalous because of

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

recognizes that light and darkness influence how senses other than the visual—for example, sound and silence—are experienced. In this view, it is possible to experience darkness as enclosing, similarly to Ingold’s “ensounding.” 37 Robert Shaw, drawing on

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Listening with Displacement

Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration

Tom Western

reterritorialize public space. Citizenship should be heard as something performed and enacted, claimed and defied, protested and resisted, sounded and silenced. Recording (Super)Diversity This means engaging with, even embracing, the complexity and dynamism

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Wiping away the Tears of the Ocean


Mogobe Ramose

death, terror and horror, individuality and identity … the black artists do so against the background of an African heritage that puts a premium on voice and body, sound and silence’ ( West 1996: 77 –78). Resistance and appropriation were not