Auditory Culture Reader

Auditory Culture Reader


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ISBN-13: 9781859736180
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/05/2004
Series: Sensory Formations Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Michael Bull is Professor of Sound Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He has published widely in the field of sound studies. He is a founding member of The European Association of Sound Studies and is the editor and co-founder of the journals The Senses and Society and Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (both Bloomsbury).

Les Back is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK. He has written and edited numerous books on race, music and multiculturalism.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsxi
Introduction: Into Sound1
Part IThinking about Sound
1Open Ears25
2Hearing Loss41
3Auditory Imagination61
4The Help of Your Good Hands: Reports on Clapping67
5The Sound of Music77
6Songtime: Sound Culture, Rhythm and Sociality91
Part IIHistories of Sound
7The Auditory Markers of the Village117
8Tuning into London c.1600127
9Listening to the Heard Worlds of Antebellum America137
10The Diabolical Symphony of the Mechanical Age: Technology and Symbolism of Sound in European and North American Noise Abatement Campaigns, 1900-40165
11Medicine's Acoustic Culture: Mediate Auscultation, the Stethoscope and the 'Autopsy of the Living'191
Part IIIAnthropologies of Sound
12A Rainforest Acoustemology223
13Performing Patriotism in Native North America: Ojibwa Powwow-sounds and the Paradoxes of Identity241
14Sectarian Sound and Cultural Identity in Northern Ireland265
15Nostalgia and Radio Sound281
Part IVSounds in the City
16Aural Postcards: Sound, Memory and the City303
17Sounds in the Crowd311
18The Sonic Composition of the City329
19How Many Movements?343
20Soundscapes of the Car: A Critical Study of Automobile Habitation357
Part VLiving and Thinking with Music
21Between the Blues and the Blues Dance: Some Soundscapes of the Black Atlantic381
22Diasporic Sounds: Dis/Located Sounds397
23The Sounds of Alterity409
24Calypso Kings419
25Bessie Smith: 'Thinking Blues'427
26'Chatting' for Change!: Interview with William (Lez) Henry435
27Sonic Dominance and the Reggae Sound System Session451
The Indefensible Ear: A History487

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