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The auditory culture reader, edited by Michael Bull and Les Back

Label
The auditory culture reader
Title
The auditory culture reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Bull and Les Back
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sight and sound are equally crucial to our understanding of the world, yet the visual has dominated discussions of cultural experience. The very way we relate to and think about, our everyday world has been influenced by this emphasis on sight over sound. Providing a definitive overview of an emerging field, this pioneering reader is the first to redress a glaring imbalance, by investigating how auditory culture subtly and profoundly impacts on our everyday lives. From the evocative tolling of village bells to the grating rattie of exhaust pipes, what we hear influences how we feel and what we do. As technology advances, the world has become an increasingly noisy, confusing and disturbing place. The recent addition of mobile phones alone has irrevocably changed our auditory experiences. In order to retreat from jarring sounds, we seek new sounds -- sounds that calm, block, soothe. Beginning with the role of sound in historical and social thought. The Auditory Culture Reader moves on to consider city noise, music, voices, and new technologies and media of sound. It explores, for example, the sectarian sounds of North Belfast, sounds of the powwow among Native Americans, football chants, recorded sermons, and the power and influence of the DJ's voice. Filling a significant gap, this groundbreaking and multidisciplinary reader combines classic texts, interviews and original contributions by leading social and cultural theorists. It represents a landmark statement on a surprisingly overlooked aspect of our everyday experience
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bull, Michael
  • Back, Les
Series statement
Sensory formations series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hearing
  • Listening
  • Audiology
  • Senses and sensation
Label
The auditory culture reader, edited by Michael Bull and Les Back
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Into Sound/
  • Michael Bull
  • Les Back
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Opens Ears/
  • Murray Schafer
  • p. 25
  • 2.
  • Hearing Loss/
  • Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Auditory Imagination/
  • Don Ihde
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • Help of Your Good Hands: Reports on Clapping/
  • Steven Connor
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Sound of Music/
  • Douglas Kahn
  • p. 77
  • 6.
  • Songtime: Sound Culture, Rhythm and Sociality/
  • Paul Filmer
  • p. 91
  • 7.
  • Auditory Markers of the Village/
  • Alain Corbin
  • p. 117
  • 8.
  • Tuning into London c.1600/
  • Bruce R. Smith
  • p. 127
  • 9.
  • Listening to the Heard Worlds of Antebellum America/
  • Mark M. Smith
  • p. 137
  • 10.
  • Diabolical Symphony of the Mechanical Age: Technology and Symbolism of Sound in European and North American Noise Abatement Campaigns, 1900-40/
  • Karin Bijsterveld
  • p. 165
  • 11.
  • Medicine's Acoustic Culture: Mediate Ausculation, the Stethoscope and the 'Autopsy of the Living'/
  • Jonathan Sterne
  • p. 191
  • 12.
  • Rainforest Acoustemology/
  • Steven Feld
  • p. 223
  • 13.
  • Performing Patriotism in Native North America: Ojibwa Powwow-sounds and the paradoxes of Identity/
  • Cora Bender
  • p. 241
  • 14.
  • Sectarian Sound and Cultural Identity in Northern Ireland/
  • Paul Moore
  • p. 265
  • 15.
  • Nostalgia and Radio Sound/
  • Jo Tacchi
  • p. 281
  • 16.
  • Aural Postcards: Sound, Memory and the City/
  • Fran Tonkiss
  • p. 303
  • 17.
  • Sounds in the Crowd/
  • Les Back
  • p. 311
  • 18.
  • Sonic Composition of the City/
  • Jean-Paul Thibaud
  • p. 329
  • 19.
  • How Many Movements?/
  • Caroline Bassett
  • p. 343
  • 20.
  • Soundscapes of the Car: A Critical Study of Automobile Habitation/
  • Michael Bull
  • p. 357
  • 21.
  • Between the Blues and the Blues Dance: Some Soundscapes of the Black Atlantic/
  • Paul Gilroy
  • p. 381
  • 22.
  • Diasporic Sounds: Dis/Located Sounds/
  • Vic Seidler
  • p. 397
  • 23.
  • Sounds of Alterity/
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • p. 409
  • 24.
  • Calypso Kings/
  • Stuart Hall
  • p. 419
  • 25.
  • Bessie Smith: 'Thinking Blues'/
  • Susan McClary
  • p. 427
  • 26.
  • 'Chatting' for Change!: Interview with William (Lez) Henry.
  • p. 435
  • 27.
  • Sonic Dominance and the Reggae Sound System Session/
  • Julian Henriques
  • p. 451
  • 28.
  • Resistance/
  • Richard Sennett
  • p. 481
  • Afterword: The Indefensible Ear: A History/
  • Hillel Schwartz
  • p. 487
  • Index.
  • p. 503
Control code
l82003022159
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 510 p.
Isbn
9781859736180
Lccn
2003022159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The auditory culture reader, edited by Michael Bull and Les Back
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Into Sound/
  • Michael Bull
  • Les Back
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Opens Ears/
  • Murray Schafer
  • p. 25
  • 2.
  • Hearing Loss/
  • Leigh Eric Schmidt
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Auditory Imagination/
  • Don Ihde
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • Help of Your Good Hands: Reports on Clapping/
  • Steven Connor
  • p. 67
  • 5.
  • Sound of Music/
  • Douglas Kahn
  • p. 77
  • 6.
  • Songtime: Sound Culture, Rhythm and Sociality/
  • Paul Filmer
  • p. 91
  • 7.
  • Auditory Markers of the Village/
  • Alain Corbin
  • p. 117
  • 8.
  • Tuning into London c.1600/
  • Bruce R. Smith
  • p. 127
  • 9.
  • Listening to the Heard Worlds of Antebellum America/
  • Mark M. Smith
  • p. 137
  • 10.
  • Diabolical Symphony of the Mechanical Age: Technology and Symbolism of Sound in European and North American Noise Abatement Campaigns, 1900-40/
  • Karin Bijsterveld
  • p. 165
  • 11.
  • Medicine's Acoustic Culture: Mediate Ausculation, the Stethoscope and the 'Autopsy of the Living'/
  • Jonathan Sterne
  • p. 191
  • 12.
  • Rainforest Acoustemology/
  • Steven Feld
  • p. 223
  • 13.
  • Performing Patriotism in Native North America: Ojibwa Powwow-sounds and the paradoxes of Identity/
  • Cora Bender
  • p. 241
  • 14.
  • Sectarian Sound and Cultural Identity in Northern Ireland/
  • Paul Moore
  • p. 265
  • 15.
  • Nostalgia and Radio Sound/
  • Jo Tacchi
  • p. 281
  • 16.
  • Aural Postcards: Sound, Memory and the City/
  • Fran Tonkiss
  • p. 303
  • 17.
  • Sounds in the Crowd/
  • Les Back
  • p. 311
  • 18.
  • Sonic Composition of the City/
  • Jean-Paul Thibaud
  • p. 329
  • 19.
  • How Many Movements?/
  • Caroline Bassett
  • p. 343
  • 20.
  • Soundscapes of the Car: A Critical Study of Automobile Habitation/
  • Michael Bull
  • p. 357
  • 21.
  • Between the Blues and the Blues Dance: Some Soundscapes of the Black Atlantic/
  • Paul Gilroy
  • p. 381
  • 22.
  • Diasporic Sounds: Dis/Located Sounds/
  • Vic Seidler
  • p. 397
  • 23.
  • Sounds of Alterity/
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • p. 409
  • 24.
  • Calypso Kings/
  • Stuart Hall
  • p. 419
  • 25.
  • Bessie Smith: 'Thinking Blues'/
  • Susan McClary
  • p. 427
  • 26.
  • 'Chatting' for Change!: Interview with William (Lez) Henry.
  • p. 435
  • 27.
  • Sonic Dominance and the Reggae Sound System Session/
  • Julian Henriques
  • p. 451
  • 28.
  • Resistance/
  • Richard Sennett
  • p. 481
  • Afterword: The Indefensible Ear: A History/
  • Hillel Schwartz
  • p. 487
  • Index.
  • p. 503
Control code
l82003022159
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 510 p.
Isbn
9781859736180
Lccn
2003022159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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