210 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
Part of a growing group of works that addresses the burgeoning field of sound studies, this book attends not only to theoretical and empirical examinations, but also to methodological and philosophical considerations at the intersection of sound and education. Gershon theoretically advances the rapidly expanding field of sound studies and simultaneously deepens conceptualizations and educational understandings across the fields of curriculum studies and foundations of education. A feature of this work is the novel use of audio files aligned with the arguments within the book as well as the discussion and application of cutting-edge qualitative research methods.
1 Introduction: Sound Curriculum: Breaking Frames and Opening Ears
2 Sounds as Educational Systems of Being and Knowing
3 Resonances and Reverberations: A Sonic Educational Philosophy
4 Silencing Students: Wishing the Hearing Deaf and the Deaf Hearing
5 Sound Methods in Education: Ethnographic, Cartographic, Narrative, and Otherwise
6 Songs to Nowhere: When Critically Creative Processes Meet Impotent Curricular Products
7 Students as Improvisers: The Extra-ordinary Negotiations of Daily Life in Schools
8 Sound Art, Social Justice: Black Lives Matter/Aural Response
In this age of multimedia information overload, scholars and students may not be able to keep up with the proliferation of different topical, trendy book series in the field of curriculum theory. It will be a relief to know that one publisher offers a balanced, solid, forward-looking series devoted to significant and enduring scholarship, as opposed to a narrow range of topics or a single approach or point of view. This series is conceived as the series busy scholars and students can trust and depend on to deliver important scholarship in the various "discourses" that comprise the increasingly complex field of curriculum theory.
The range of the series is both broad (all of curriculum theory) and limited (only important, lasting scholarship) – including but not confined to historical, philosophical, critical, multicultural, feminist, comparative, international, aesthetic, and spiritual topics and approaches. Books in this series are intended for scholars and for students at the doctoral and, in some cases, master's levels.
Persons interested in submitting book proposals or in serving as reviewers for this series are invited to contact
Professor William F. Pinar
Canada Research Chair
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
Department of Curriculum Studies
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4