Sound Politics. Sonic Agency and Social Order in Early Modern Zurich

Missfelder, Jan-Friedrich. (2019) Sound Politics. Sonic Agency and Social Order in Early Modern Zurich. Annali dell'Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento, 45 (2). pp. 87-106.

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The article analyses the political dimension of acoustic practices in early modern Zurich. It combines three case studies on the sonic order of everyday life, on the sensory economy of political ritual in the Zurich Schwörsonntag and on the auditory perception of political crisis during the Helvetic revolution with methodological reflections on the historiography of sound politics. The article proposes an analytical framework for the study of urban sensory politics and the formation of an early modern public sphere focusing upon the particular «distribution of the sensible» (Jacques Rancière) that set the stage for «performative politics» (Judith Butler) of sound within an early modern «presence society» (Rudolf Schlögl).
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Frühe Neuzeit > Vocal Power (Missfelder)
UniBasel Contributors:Missfelder, Jan-Friedrich
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Società editrice il Mulino
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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