Sounding Bodies Sounding Worlds

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An Exploration of Embodiments in Sound

by Mickey Vallee

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What makes a body of sound appear as an aesthetic object as well as a method for knowledge? In Sounding Bodies Sounding Worlds, Mickey Vallee argues that we must impose our sonic imagination onto the non-sonic, and embrace how we sound to ourselves, sound with our animal companions, and sound in very earth itself.  From the invention of the laryngoscope to the role of the spectrogram, from the call of the bird to the tumble of a rockslide, from the deep listening of environmental immersion to the computational listening of bioacoustics research, Vallee offers a wide range of cases to convincingly argue that all life shares in a continuous, embodied and ethical vibration.

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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About the Author

Mickey Vallee teaches in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at Athabasca University, where he holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Community, Identity and Digital Media. View Mickey's faculty page.


In the Company of Animals

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Stories of Extraordinary Encounters

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Edited by Pam Chamberlain

Animals fascinate us humans, and we relate to them in a variety of ways. Whether we view them as companions, as workmates, as symbols, as totems, or as food, animals matter to us, and we want to tell their stories. In this collection, 38 writers from across Canada tell thought-provoking stories of extraordinary encounters with animals. From tributes to a favourite cat or dog to tales of a chance encounter with a moose or a cougar, the writers cover a wide range of encounters with a wide variety of animals—from rats and salamanders to wolves and bears. These writers are people who pay attention to animals, their natures and personalities and what they can teach us, and they ask us to pay attention too. In the Company of Animals features contributions from well-known Canadian authors including David Weale, Linda Olson, David Adams Richards, Richard Wagamese, and Farley Mowat, as well as many new and promising voices.

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Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
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Primates of Western Uganda

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Edited by Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher, Hugh Notman, James Durward Paterson and Vernon Reynolds

Written by an international array of primatologists, this volume provides a series of scientific accounts with topics that range from taxonomy and biogeography to ecology, behavior and physiology, and ultimately, to conservation. The species studied range from nocturnal strepsirrhines to chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. Every study is new, published here for the first time. Together they provide a collection of fresh discoveries and insights, and this book reflects both current patterns of reseach and the diversity of the primates of western Uganda.

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Publisher: Springer
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