9781623561888-1623561884-Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary

Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary

ISBN-13: 9781623561888
ISBN-10: 1623561884
Author: LaBelle, Brandon
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781623561888
ISBN-10: 1623561884
Author: LaBelle, Brandon
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Paperback 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors LaBelle, Brandon wrote Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary comprising 232 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1623561884 and 9781623561888. Since then Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Lexicon of the Mouth surveys the oral cavity as the central channel by which self and surrounding are brought into relation. Questions of embodiment and agency, attachment and loss, incorporation and hunger, locution and the non-sensical are critically examined. In doing so, LaBelle emphasizes the mouth as a vital conduit for negotiating "the foundational narrative of proper speech." Lexicon of the Mouth aims for a viscous, poetic and resonant discourse of subjectivity, detailed through the "micro-oralities" of laughing and whispering, stuttering and reciting, eating and kissing, among others. The oral cavity is posed as an impressionable arena, susceptible to all types of material input, contamination and intervention, while also enabling powerful forms of resistance, attachment and conversation, as well as radical imagination.

Lexicon of the Mouth argues for the revolutionary promise of the laugh, the spirited mythologies of the whisper, the schizophonics of self-talk, and the primal noise of gibberish, suggesting that the significance of voicing is fundamentally bound to the exertions of the mouth. Subsequently, assumptions around voice and vocality are unsettled in favor of an epistemology of the oral, highlighting the acts of the tongue, the lips and the throat as primary mediations between interior and exterior, social structures and embodied expressions. LaBelle makes a significant contribution to currents in sound and voice studies by reminding that to hear the voice, and to consider a politics of speech, is first and foremost to assume the mouth.

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