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Sound and Safe

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press Inc, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book traces the full history of noise in and around cars, shows how we created auditory privacy in our cars. It is about the sounds of car engines, tires, wipers, blinkers, warning signals,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 9780199925698 0199925690
OCLC Number: 870203413
Description: 240
Contents: Contents ; Acknowledgements ; 1. Driving in Control ; 2. "It Shuts with a Comforting Sound": Closing the Car Body ; 3. Humming Engines and Moving Radio: Encapsulating the Listening Driver ; 4. "Like a Boxed Calf in a Traffic Drain": The Car on the Corridor ; 5. Selling Sound: Sensory Marketing in the Automotive Industry ; 6. Sound and Safe: Auditory Privacy and Sonic Relief in the Car ; Author Biographies ; Archives, Journals and Interviews ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Bijsterveld, Karin; Cleophas, Eefje; Krebs, Stefan; Mom, Gijs.

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This wonderfully researched and written book charts the fascinating history of our relationship to the sound of automobiles. From the individual strategies and skills embodied in listening to the Read more...

 
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