Published on November 20th, 2014 | by ASC


Episode #53: Kathmandu Aawaz

This week we feature the work of Anthropologist Laura Kunreuther who takes us on a sonic exploration of the soundscape of Kathmandu.

About the author:

Laura Kunreuther is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bard College, and an alumni of University of Pennsylvania (C ’91).  Her research centers on the intimate and political registers of voice, urban publics, radio, mediation, sound, and liberal and illiberal subjectivity in Nepal.  It has appeared in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.  Her book Voicing Subjects: Public Intimacy and Mediation in Kathmandu was published by University of California Press, 2014.

Featured Music:

Eluvium “Indoor Swimming at the Space Station”

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