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"This anniversary edition of Sound and Sentiment includes a profound new introduction by Feld. . . . Sound and Sentiment was the seminal book on which the contemporary sound anthropology was founded in the 1970s." — Meri Kytö, Popular Music
"This anniversary edition of Sound and Sentiment includes a profound new introduction by Feld. . . . Sound and Sentiment was the seminal book on which the contemporary sound anthropology was founded in the 1970s." —Meri Kytö, Popular Music
"Sound and Sentiment is one of the greatest ethnographies ever written. Few books create new fields of inquiry; this work inaugurated the anthropology of the senses and played a crucial role in creating the anthropology of affect." — Charles L. Briggs, author of Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling during a Medical Nightmare
"One of the first books to successfully integrate ethnographic, musical, and linguistic analysis, Sound and Sentiment remains a model for such integration. In addition, it undergirds acoustemology, or the anthropology of sound, a scholarly tack that is accelerating, with no ritardando in sight." — Bonnie C. Wade, author of Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
"Written on the cusp of a shift in anthropology away from the influences of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Clifford Geertz, and Victor Turner, Sound and Sentiment does double duty in the classroom: it represents crucial changes in the discipline of the early 1980s, while continuing to animate debates about sound, listening, and aesthetics across cultural and linguistic anthropology, ethnomusicology, performance studies, media studies, history, and folklore." — Louise Meintjes, author of Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio
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Steven Feld is a musician, filmmaker, and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music at the University of New Mexico. His books include Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana, also published by Duke University Press. He is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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