Thinking with an Accent: Toward a New Object, Method, and Practice

Thinking with an Accent: Toward a New Object, Method, and Practice

Thinking with an Accent: Toward a New Object, Method, and Practice

Thinking with an Accent: Toward a New Object, Method, and Practice

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Everyone speaks with an accent, but what is an accent? Thinking with an Accent introduces accent as a powerfully coded yet underexplored mode of perception that includes looking, listening, acting, reading, and thinking. This volume convenes scholars of media, literature, education, law, language, and sound to theorize accent as an object of inquiry, an interdisciplinary method, and an embodied practice. Accent does more than just denote identity: from algorithmic bias and corporate pedagogy to migratory poetics and the politics of comparison, accent mediates global economies of discrimination and desire. Accents happen between bodies and media. They negotiate power and invite attunement. These essays invite the reader to think with an accent—to practice a dialogical and multimodal inquiry that can yield transformative modalities of knowledge, action, and care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520389731
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Series: California Studies in Music, Sound, and Media , #3
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 500,448
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Pooja Rangan is Associate Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Amherst College and author of Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary.

Akshya Saxena is Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and author of Vernacular English: Reading the Anglophone in Postcolonial India.

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan is Assistant Professor of English at Rice University.

Pavitra Sundar is Associate Professor of Literature at Hamilton College and author of Listening with a Feminist Ear: Soundwork in Bombay Cinema.
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