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Eriksson-Aras, K. (2017). Ljudrum: En studie av ljud och lyssnande som kulturell praktik. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
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2017 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the thesis is to investigate how sound creates distinct, cognitive and spatial entities, sound spaces, and to find out how sound spaces constitute forms of human interaction. A further aim is to establish concepts used when studying sound spaces, thus contributing to a Swedish terminology for describing and analysing sound and sound spaces.  

The analysis follows a hermeneutic spiral, alternating between inductive and deductive methodology, between the individual and the general. Conclusions are transferred from Istanbul to a broader level; to people in general.

Forms of representation are developed by composing an exposition of pictures, maps, graphs, notes and links to acoustic files, alongside the written account. The study is based on well-established music and acoustic terminology. Terms that are used in the thesis are explained in information boxes. Altogether, this constitutes an attempt to build a comprehensive cultural analytical vocabulary to describe in text what a sound space sounds like.

The study shows how sound has much to tell about the lived life in a large city, here represented by sound spaces in Istanbul. Sound is greatly significant in people’s lives. Sound spaces can be regarded as arenas for communication between people and are included in a world of sound containing interaction and crucial information.

By investigating and bringing attention to spaces of sound that are shaped by their users in such places as urban environments, insights are won concerning the significance of everyday life in the city environment. With emphasis on the importance of sound, the interconnection between the subjective and the objective world of sounds is studied, contributing to enhance the understanding of how the world functions through sounds. The sound spaces of Istanbul are the sounds of a metropolis, which means that the study not only portrays and analyses sound spaces in general, but stresses metropolis sound spaces, and conditions for listening, being heard and communicating in large cities.  The study contributes to bringing attention to and clarifying the knowledge that can be extracted by recognising the value of sound and listening in the research of cultural studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, 2017. p. 180
Series
Etnolore, ISSN 0280-9559 ; 37
Keywords
sound spaces, soundscape, soundwalk, sound ethnography, sound transcriptions
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-333815 (URN)978-91-506-2670-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-01-19, Engelska Parken, Ihresalen 21-0011, Thunbergsvägen 3 H, Uppsala, 10:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-12-20 Created: 2017-11-17 Last updated: 2017-12-20Bibliographically approved
Aras, K. (2016). The soundspace of the street vendors in Eminönü (1ed.). In: Charlotta Widmark, Susanne Carlsson & Henrik Widmark (Ed.), Istanbul Encounters: Time, Space and Place in an Urban Context (pp. 79-91). Uppsala: Uppsala University
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2016 (English)In: Istanbul Encounters: Time, Space and Place in an Urban Context / [ed] Charlotta Widmark, Susanne Carlsson & Henrik Widmark, Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2016, 1, p. 79-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-320173 (URN)978-91-506-2612-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-17 Created: 2017-04-17 Last updated: 2017-05-09
Aras, K. (2015). Börek Center i Beyoglu- ett polyrytmiskt rum. Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul (17)
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2015 (Swedish)In: Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul, ISSN 1402-358X, no 17Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2015
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282382 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2017-05-09
Aras, K. (2011). På ljudpromenad i Istanbul. Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul (13)
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2011 (Swedish)In: Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul, ISSN 1402-358X, no 13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2011
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282381 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2017-05-11Bibliographically approved
Aras, K. (2007). Ljudets etnologi. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift (4)
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2007 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: , 2007
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282380 (URN)
Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2017-05-09
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