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La consigne n’est pas de ronfler. La perception du ronflement au XIXe siècle

Abstract : This article focuses on the change in perception of snoring taking place in the 19th century – as an object of a brand-new social interest. While this bodily sonority previously triggered no particular scrutiny, it was only within the 19th century that it was perceived as intolerable and had to be suppressed by all means. The disapproval of snoring aroused the demand of self-control of the body thus participated in the construction of the intimate space as a space of silence. Attempts to bring snoring-related conflicts to court are thus indicative of a broader dynamic of soundproofing organic noise. When it extends beyond the private sphere, snoring becomes rightly subject to public attention. This shedding of light on the contemporary intolerance towards the snoring of others, from the historical perspective, allows us to question the social logic at work during the shifting of auditory tolerance thresholds within the private sphere.
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Sophie Panziera. La consigne n’est pas de ronfler. La perception du ronflement au XIXe siècle. Socio-anthropologie, Publications de la Sorbonne, A paraître, Bruits et chuchotements. ⟨hal-02546331⟩

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