Read Professor William Cheng's interview with Junction Magazine about his newest book Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good.
NEW BOOK by PROFESSOR WILLIAM CHENG
JUST VIBRATIONS: THE PURPOSE OF SOUNDING GOOD (UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS, 2016)
Just Vibrations bends our collective ears toward the vitality and precarity of optimism, dependence, and reparative agendas in academia and in daily life. William Cheng calls for a radical embrace of interpersonal care as a core--as opposed to extracurricular--component of intellectual labor. In the event we break, who will rush to criticize and who will stop to offer aid? Should our voices crack, who may take pains to listen all the more closely? Traversing the resonant archives of reindeer games, personal impairment, scholarly strife, queer hope, and accessible soundscapes, this book advocates for care work as a barometer of better worlds.