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Beyond text?Critical practices and sensory anthropology$
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Rupert Cox, Andrew Irving, and Christopher Wright

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085055

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.001.0001

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Sounds from Dangerous Places: Chernobyl

Sounds from Dangerous Places: Chernobyl

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(p.121) 11. Sounds from Dangerous Places: Chernobyl
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Beyond text?
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Peter Cusack

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0011

Sounds from Dangerous Places is a long-term, multi-sited project to explore the soundscapes of sites of major environmental damage. This composition takes the form of a poetic reverie about the human and environmental legacies of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which is played out resonantly at a multi-species level as well as through voice and song. It asks the questions: ‘What can we learn of dangerous places by listening to their sounds?’ and ‘What insights can sound offer into the relationship between the environment and the social and political contexts of a ‘dangerous place’?

Keywords:   Chernobyl, Danger, Environment, Nuclear, Wildlife

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