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Slow Listening: The ethics and politics of paying attention, or shut up and listen

Grehan, H.ORCID: 0000-0002-9257-5615 (2019) Slow Listening: The ethics and politics of paying attention, or shut up and listen. Performance Research, 24 (8). pp. 53-58.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2019.1718431
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Abstract

Lots has been written about the need for and value of listening in this era of networked communication and constant feedback loops. But what is listening, really? This paper proposes that the act of slow listening is an ethical and political act. One that can be facilitated by and in response to performance. Further, it proposes that such an act is imperative if we are to have any chance to move beyond, or offer resistance to, the current status quo where the loudest and quickest voices (who are often the least interesting) tend to dominate in all spheres of contemporary life.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Research and Innovation
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55493
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