Introduction: Notes for an Audible Geography

  • Dylon Lamar RobbinsEmail author


This chapter sets up the general line of thought explored throughout the book by calling upon Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s final concerts in Rio de Janeiro in 1869 to ask that we distinguish between sounding and listening. To listen, it argues, is to engage an epistemology of place as a racialized phenomenon traversed with mediatic concerns. It subsequently analyzes a sound installation by the Brazilian artists Otavio Schipper and Sergio Krakowski in order to propose a link between a sensorial economy and a political economy for which the racialized and commodified body serves as an essential feature of its operation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spanish and Portuguese/Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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