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Electric sounds : technological change and the rise of corporate mass media

Author: Steve J Wurtzler
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the innovations in the electronic production and transmission of sound in the 1920s and '30s and their explosive impact on the American mass media, especially the radio, the phonograph, and the cinema.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wurtzler, Steve J.
Electric Sounds : Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve J Wurtzler
ISBN: 9780231510080 023151008X 9780231136761 0231136765
OCLC Number: 643556479
Description: 1 online resource (684 pages).
Contents: Technological innovation and the consolidation of corporate power --
Announcing technological change --
From performing the recorded to dissimulating the machine --
Making sound media meaningful: commerce, culture, politics --
Transcription versus signification: competing paradigms for representing with sound --
Conclusions/reverberations.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Steve J. Wurtzler.

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Describes an era when innovations in the production, recording, and transmission of sound revolutionized a number of different media, especially the radio, the phonograph, and the cinema. This book  Read more...

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