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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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The saving face of death: anthropology and the scene of knowing

The saving face of death: anthropology and the scene of knowing

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(p.93) 6. The saving face of death: anthropology and the scene of knowing
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Beyond text?
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Paul Carter

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0006

This chapter develops a speculative account of the role that listening and architecture may have in reconfiguring the desire of anthropology to know the other through the face-to-face encounter. It stages three heterogeneous scenes of listening: the libretto and scenography for Luciano Berio's music theatre work, La Vera Storia, the staging of the conditions of self-knowing in the Phaedrus and some miscellaneous speculations about the visagéité of the wall. Through these scenes the wall is explored as a site of whispering, a gathering place of echoes and the place where it is proposed that anthropological insights may be had in recognizing that listening is always a matter of listening in and overhearing and being overheard.

Keywords:   Mimesis, listening, wall, Echo, Architecture, Logos, aporia

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