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Thursday, October 4 • 11:30 - 12:00
Thinking sonically in public radio: uncovering affect in the acoustic archive

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In this piece, I discuss the need for a sonic turn in public radio studies to expand our modes of inquiry and bring the field into the 21st century. First, I provide a brief overview of the theoretical benefits of a sonic approach to public radio scholarship. Next, I outline research on radio that exemplifies such an approach. Once the case for sonic thinking is established, I address the practical consideration of acoustic archive accessibility. I argue that scholars studying public radio are in a unique position to work with archivists to make this archive accessible and thereby facilitate a sonic turn through collaboration.

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Jennifer Vaughn

Editor, IASA

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Laura Garbes

Brown University
Laura Garbes is a doctoral student in sociology at Brown University interested in the intersection of race, organizations & cultural production. She has spent the past summer working with National Public Radio on a project uncovering a set of 100 programs from the NPR archive that... Read More →

Thursday October 4, 2018 11:30 - 12:00 GMT
Room 2: Prof Ernest Aryeetey Seminar Room Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon

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