Hearing History: A Reader / Edition 1

Hearing History: A Reader / Edition 1

by Mark M. Smith
     
 

Smith (history, University of South Carolina-Columbia) collects 21 important writings in the new field of aural history. Most were published between 1992 and 2003, with a couple of exceptions—"Listening" from Jacques Attali's Noise: The Political Economy of Music (1985), and "American Noise, 1900-1930," by Raymond W. Smilor from an article published in American… See more details below

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Smith (history, University of South Carolina-Columbia) collects 21 important writings in the new field of aural history. Most were published between 1992 and 2003, with a couple of exceptions—"Listening" from Jacques Attali's Noise: The Political Economy of Music (1985), and "American Noise, 1900-1930," by Raymond W. Smilor from an article published in American Studies in 1977. Other topics include sound and the self; perceiving sound in the Middle Ages; hearing Renaissance England; sound Christians and religious hearing in Enlightenment America; and recording sound; recording race, recording property. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820325835
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,291,116
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : onward to audible pasts
1Soundscapes and earwitnesses3
2Listening10
3Breaking the sound barrier23
4Art and sound36
5On noise51
6Sound and the self54
7Perceiving sound in the Middle Ages69
8The soundscapes of early modern England85
9Hearing renaissance England112
10English theories of hearing in the seventeenth century136
11Having the doctor's ear in nineteenth-century Edinburgh151
12Listening and silence in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France169
13Identity, bells, and the nineteenth-century French village184
14Acoustics and social order in early America207
15Sound Christians and religious hearing in enlightenment America221
16Listening to Southern slavery247
17Sight, sound, and tactics in the American Civil War267
18Recording sound, recording race, recording property279
19Preserving sound in modern America295
20American noise, 1900-1930319
21Shaping the sound of modernity331
Coda : talking sound history365

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