Soundscape Ecology in the Perspective of Environmental
and Sound History
Drawing inspiration from environmental history (especially environmental history of sound and noise) and from non-anthropocentric approaches, in my paper I will be tracing the agency of sound in terms of human-nature relations and will focus especially on destructive impact of anthropogenic sound on ecosystems’ soundscape. As scientists point out sound and soundscape can cause physical and mental problems (including sound-death on mass scale caused, for example, by noise). This issue I will consider as a part of soundscape or acoustic ecology, but also as an interesting topic for historical soundscape studies. I will be stressing that sound history (as a new sub-discipline of historical science) can be used to raise awareness of the destructive force of sound. (abstract)
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Jarosław Jaworek Wydział Historii UAM