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date: 26 June 2022

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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination is a two-volume anthology that covers the topic of imagination in the context of sound and music. There are seventy chapters in ten parts across two volumes that present thinking and research on the topic from a broad multidisciplinary perspective, and the fields of study represented include (but are not limited to): music (composition, improvisation, philosophy, therapy, and so forth); sound studies; acoustics and bioacoustics; cognition and neurology; psychology; literature, poetry, and comics; heritage studies; anthropology; branding and advertising; audio technology; film studies; computer games and virtual reality; and aesthetics. Volume 1 of the handbook contains thirty-nine chapters organized across five parts (“Foundations,” “Society and Identity,” “Language,” “Image,” and “Space and Place”).

Keywords: sound, music, imagination, identity, musicology, sound studies, psychoacoustics, language, image, space

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