The sonic gaze : jazz, Whiteness, and racialized listening /

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Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.,, Lanham, Maryland, United States, p.xii, 193 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00834005, (OCoLC)fst00982185, (OCoLC)fst00999824, (OCoLC)fst01030486, (OCoLC)fst01174825, Black people, Écoute (Philosophie), fast, Jazz, Listening (Philosophy), Music and race., Musique et race., Race identity., Social aspects., Social conditions., White people


Includes bibliographical references and index.Preface : a note on jazz pedagogy -- Aural orientations -- The jazz problem : patterns of White bad faith listening -- Listening exercises for chapter 2 : the jazz problem -- Listening to difference : Creole critiques of White listening -- Listening exercises for Chapter 3 : listening to difference -- The ears of a guilty people : Africana critiques of White listening -- Listening exercises for Chapter 4 : the ears of a guilty people -- Afterword : say their names : Breonna Taylor, George Floyd."This book argues that whiteness is not only a visual orientation; it is a way of hearing. Inspired by formulations of race and whiteness in the existential writings of Frantz Fanon, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, W.E.B. Du Bois, Richard Wright, Lewis Gordon, Angela Davis, bell hooks and Sara Ahmed, this book introduces students to the notion of the white sonic gaze"--