Learning relationships and the entanglement of sound and noise

Rennolds, Natasha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8169-534X (2022) Learning relationships and the entanglement of sound and noise. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 14 (1). pp. 128-138. ISSN 1916-3460

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This essay will look at how sound as noise is entangled with other bodies in the formation and maintenance of relationships amongst adults and young people in non-formal learning environments. It considers relationships between people as intra-active, material-discursive practices and in doing so pays attention to affect and materiality. One aspect of the practices that is often overlooked in education research is the ubiquity of sound in shaping daily life (Born, 2013). As noise, it does not merely fill space but can radically affect its constitution (Ouzounian, 2013) therefore how it affects learning relationships is worthy of attention. Using the concept of attunement as both an embodied and preconscious affect (Brigstocke & Noorani, 2016), I consider noise as agentive within the learning relationships, transgressing boundaries (Haraway, 2016a) and disrupting futures. An active attunement to noise, as a manifestation of both sound and the environment entangled within phenomena, offers insights into how relationships are ‘done’, enlightening his/her-stories in learning and the potentiality of what is next. I explore concepts such as ‘shimmer’ (Rose, 2017) to illuminate noise as sensation and hapticality (Harney & Moten, 2013) with consideration to othering and togetherness. In attuning to noise this opens up the world to a becoming in which we acknowledge that relationships between people and the subsequent learning are not simply a human directed effort.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sounds, noise, relationships, learning, affect, attunement
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Critical Cultural Studies In Education
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 09:33
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024 09:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92075
DOI: 10.18733/cpi29655


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