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Introduction: Diplomacy, Audible and Resonant

Abstract : Diplomacy is sonorous: diplomats deliver speeches, manage silences, applaud, and laugh; they give toasts, clink glasses, and make noise. They listen to the tone of their interlocutors and modulate the timbre of their own voices. Sound – a vital component of representation, mediation, and negotiation – permeates the record of diplomacy, as media transmits images or recordings of leaders in the act of giving a speech or holding a conversation. And music, or “organized sound,” is a standard feature of diplomatic ceremonial, solemn commemorations, social occasions, and the work of public and cultural diplomacy.
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Damien Mahiet, Rebekah Ahrendt, Frédéric Ramel. Introduction: Diplomacy, Audible and Resonant. Diplomatica. A Journal of Diplomacy and Society, Brill, 2021, 3 (2), pp.235-243. ⟨10.1163/25891774-03020001⟩. ⟨hal-03519590⟩



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