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The age of noise in Britain : hearing modernity

Author: James G Mansell
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017].
Series: Studies in sensory history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sound transformed British life in the 'age of noise' between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanised society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilisation. The noise was, as James G. Mansell shows, modernity itself, expressed in aural form, with immense implications for the construction of the self."--Page 4 de la couverture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Mansell
ISBN: 9780252082184 0252082184 9780252040672 0252040678
OCLC Number: 1078927168
Description: viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Modernity as crisis: noise and "nerves" --
Re-enchanting modernity: techniques of magical sound --
Creating the sonically rational: modern interventions in everyday aurality --
National acoustics: total listening in the Second World War.
Series Title: Studies in sensory history
Responsibility: James G. Mansell.

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"Sound transformed British life in the 'age of noise' between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanised society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilisation. The noise was, as James G. Mansell shows, modernity itself, expressed in aural form, with immense implications for the construction of the self."--Page 4 de la couverture.

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"In this intriguing study, James Mansell engages with interactions between noise, modernity, and the construction of the self in interwar Britain. . . . It is an exemplary piece of work." Read more...

 
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