Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cultural SustainabilitiesMusic, Media, Language, Advocacy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Timothy J. Cooley

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042362

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 19 June 2021

Sounding Sustainable; or, The Challenge of Sustainability

Sounding Sustainable; or, The Challenge of Sustainability

(p.43) Chapter 4 Sounding Sustainable; or, The Challenge of Sustainability
Cultural Sustainabilities
Timothy J. Cooley
University of Illinois Press

This critique of sustainability is intended to improve cultural sustainability advocacy in ecomusicology, sound studies, and music. The idea of sustainability is expanded in four ways: first, by acknowledging the challenge of sustainability, getting past basic meanings of “endure,” and using sustainability more robustly in its meanings of “change”; second, by arguing for the foundational role of nature / environmental studies; third, by understanding sustainability as a lens rather than a goal, noun, or verb; and fourth, by arguing for aesthetics as an important addition to three-part sustainability theories. Through the lens of a change-oriented, environment-based sustainability, music and sound studies scholars can demonstrate how listeners and musicians value sounds and therefore cultural actions that exist in ethically charged contexts.

Keywords:   aesthetics, critique, ecomusicology, environmental studies, ethics, sustainability theory, sound studies

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.