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The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Edited by: Bull Michael

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138854253
eBook ISBN: 9781315722191
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315722191
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Book description

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies cover such diverse topics as politics, gender, media, race, literature and sport. Individual sections that consider the importance of sound in an increasingly mediated world; the role that sound media play in the construction of experience; and the ways in which sound has been theorized to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge.

This wide-ranging and vibrant collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and culture.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  I:  Introduction: sonic epistemologies and debates Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Sound as Theory 1863–2014: from Hermann Von Helmholtz to SalomÉ Voegelin Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What is sound studies? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Embodiment and the senses Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Multisensory investigation of sound, body, and voice Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The return to sound aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sound, affect, politics Download PDF
Chapter  II:  Introduction: sonic conflicts, concepts and culture Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Silence and noise Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sound waves of protest: noise abatement movements Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Propaganda and sound Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Sounding out racial difference Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gendered sound Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mapping hearing impairment: sound/tracks in the corner space Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Sonic World of the Islamic State Download PDF
Chapter  III:  Introduction: sonic spaces and places Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Soundscape(S): The Turning of the Word Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The sonic rhythms of place Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Geographies of silence Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sound Transformations in Space Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Diaspora as method, music as hope Download PDF
Chapter  IV:  Introduction: sonic skills: finding, recording and researching Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Technologies of sound art Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Found in translation: recording, storing and writing of sounds Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sonic archaeologies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Curating online sounds Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Ethnographies of sound Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Soundwalking Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Surface Tension: Memory, Sound and Vinyl Download PDF
Chapter  V:  Introduction: technology, culture and sonic experience Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Echo Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Sound and music in networked media Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Ordinary and avant-garde sound in British radio’s early years Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Remastering the recording angel Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Radio sound Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Structures of sonic feeling Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gender and the telephonic voice Download PDF
Chapter  VI:  Introduction: sound connections Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Ways of hearing: sound, culture and history Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Literature and sound Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The sociology of sound Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Popular music as sound and listening Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Radio sound Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Sporting Sounds Download PDF
Subject Index Download PDF
Name Index Download PDF
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