The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

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The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies provides both upper level students and researchers with a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Individual sections 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 so as to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge. Overall the collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138854255
  • 9781138854253

Table of contents

Section 1: Theories and Concepts 1 Theorizing Sound (Holger Shultze) 2 Sound Values (Emma Dillon) 3 Soundscapes (Daniel Picker) 4 Silence (Coates) 5 The History of Listening (David Hendy) 6 Spaces of Sound (Meri Kyto) 7 Sound Ideologies (Erlmann) 8 Embodiment and the Senses (David Howes) Section 2: Sound Methods 9 Sound Methodologies 1:Historical Sounds before Mechanical Reproduction (Thompson) 10 Sound Methodologies 2: Material Sounds: The Mechanical and Digital Sonic Archive. (Erik Granly Jensen) 11. The Methodology of Sound Walking (Janet Cardiff) 12. Disembodied Sounds: The Methodological and Cultural Paradox of Recording as a Method. (Erika Brady) 13 Learning to Listen: Blind Sounds (Karis Petty or Mara Mills) Section 3: Sound Connections Beyond Media and Cultural Studies 20 Races and Sound (Paul Gilroy) 21 Gendered Sounds (Judith Peraino) 22 Sonic Identities (sub-cultures of sound) (Les Back) 23 Global and Diasporic Sounds (Philip Bohlman) 24 Urban Sounds (Maarten Walraven) 25 Cultures of Sonic Intimacy (Frauke Behrendt) 25 The Sounds of War (Jonathan Piesak) 27 Sporting Sounds (Jeffrey Segrave) 28 Collecting Sounds (Richard Elliott) Section 5: Sound Media 29 Telephonic Sounds (Michelle Martin) 30 Microphone Sounds (Steve Connor) 31 Radio Sounds (Anthony Enns) 32 Sound through Vision: Film and Television (K.J. Donnelly) 33 Video-Game Sounds (Carol Vernallis) 34 Advertising Sounds (Tim Taylor) 35 Recording Sounds (Trevor Pinch) 36 Volume (Julian Henriques) 37. Sound Fidelities (Paul Theberge) 38 Sound Performances (Kay Dickinson) Section 6: Sound Debates 39 Public and Private Spaces: Sound Transformations (Kate Lacey)40 Getting Rid of Sounds: Noise Abatement Movements (Karin Bijsterveld) 41 Ubiquitous Sounds (Annahid Kassiaben) 42 Therapeutic Sounds (Tom Rice) 43 Cultural Specificities of Sound in a Digital Age (Gerard Goggin) Sound Ownership (Gobinath) 44 The Future of Sound (Jonathan Sterne)show more