This essay reviews two recent publications in the area of black music and sound studies—Julian Henriques's Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing (2011) and Alexander G. Weheliye's Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (2005)—taking particular note of the role of critical theory, as well as of gender and sexuality, in the contemporary literature.
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Tavia Nyong'o; Afro-philo-sonic Fictions: Black Sound Studies after the Millennium. Small Axe 1 July 2014; 18 (2 (44)): 173–179. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-2739938
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