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Sounding out the city : personal stereos and the management of everyday life

Author: Michael Bull
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2000.
Series: Materializing culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analysis of the meaning of Walkman use in the everyday life of users.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bull, Michael, 1952-
Sounding out the city.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2000
(OCoLC)606386304
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bull
ISBN: 1859733379 9781859733370 1859733425 9781859733424
OCLC Number: 44485302
Description: vii, 208 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life: An Introduction. 2. The World of Personal-Stereo Users: An Introduction --
pt. I. Personal-Stereo Use and the Management of Space, Place and Time. 3. Reconfiguring the 'Site' and 'Horizon' of Experience. 4. Personal Stereos and the Management of Cognitive Contingency. 5. The Re-appropriation of Time in Everyday Life --
pt. II. An Ethnography of Auditory Looking, Aesthetics and Interpersonal Urban Relations. 6. Empowering the 'Gaze': Personal Stereos and the Hidden Look. 7. Filmic Cities and Aesthetic Experience. 8. The Asymmetrical Urban: The Role of Personal Stereos in Managing Interpersonal Behaviour --
pt. III. Personal Stereos and a Critical Theory of Urban Everyday Life. 9. Sounding Out the City: An Auditory Epistemology of Urban Experience. 10. Visual Theories of City Life and Personal-Stereo Use. 11. Technology and the Management of Everyday Life. 12. Aestheticizing Everyday Life: A Critique. 13. Conclusion.
Series Title: Materializing culture.
Responsibility: Michael Bull.

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Bull constructs a forbiddingly cultstudsy but nonetheless fascinating phenomenology of the personal stereo. The Guardian Through narcissism, voyerism, and urbanism, Sounding Out the City listens Read more...

 
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