Sound and Sentiment:

TitleSound and Sentiment:: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorFeld, Steven
Number of Pages344
PublisherDuke University Press
ISBN or ASIN Number0822353652
KeywordsFeld, Steven
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This thirtieth anniversary edition of Sound and Sentiment makes Steven Feld's landmark, field-defining book available to a new generation of scholars and students. A sensory ethnography set in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, among the Kaluli people of Bosavi, Sound and Sentiment introduced the anthropology of sound, or the cultural study of sound. After it was first published in 1982, a second edition, incorporating additional field research and a new postscript, was released in 1990. The third edition includes all of the material from the first two editions, along with a substantial new introduction in which Feld discusses Bosavi's recent history and reflects on the challenges it poses for contemporary theory and representation.