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dc.contributor.authorRice, Tom
dc.contributor.authorReed, Adam
dc.contributor.authorBadman-King, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorHurn, Sam
dc.contributor.authorRose, Paul
dc.identifier.citationRice , T , Reed , A , Badman-King , A , Hurn , S & Rose , P 2021 , ' Listening to the zoo : challenging zoo visiting conventions ' , Ethnos , vol. Latest Articles .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 275982853
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dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:EBEEE83C89F3CFAD0664E9C3FA2134E6
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85114833184
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8917-6341/work/100549583
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dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under Grant ES/R009554/1.en
dc.description.abstractIn academic discourse, zoos have often been conceptualised as places of spectacle, with scholars focusing on the ways in which these institutions enable the viewing of other-than-human animals by human publics. This article, however, describes a set of guided listening visits conducted at two UK zoos. The visits were designed to question, disrupt and offer alternatives to ingrained zoo visiting conventions. They were also used to generate data on how sound mediates, or has the potential to mediate, relations between zoo visitors and zoo animals. The article describes the visits, reflects on their conceptual underpinnings and discusses themes emerging from participants’ experiences. It demonstrates the relevance of listening walks as a research methodology and illustrates the complexity of sound as a form of multispecies entanglement in the zoo context. The listening visits are also shown to indicate potential directions for wider changes in zoo visiting culture.
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en
dc.subjectListening walksen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.titleListening to the zoo : challenging zoo visiting conventionsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Pacific Studiesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Social Anthropologyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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