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Hearing cultures : essays on sound, listening, and modernity

Author: Veit Erlmann
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004.
Series: Wenner-Gren international series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : English edView all editions and formats
Hearing Cultures is an examination of the elusive, often evocative, and sometimes cacophonous auditory sense. It answers such intriguing questions as: Did people in Shakespeare's time hear differently from us? In what way does technology affect our ears? Why do people in Egypt increasingly listen to taped religious sermons? Why did Enlightenment doctors believe that music was an essential cure? What happens  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses (form)
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Veit Erlmann
ISBN: 1859738230 9781859738238 1859738281 9781859738283
OCLC Number: 56482011
Notes: Papers presented at the 2002 Wenner-Gren Symposium, held in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Description: ix, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: But what of the ethnographic ear? : anthropology, sound and the senses / Veit Erlmann --
Listening to the wild blue yonder : the challenges of acoustic ecology / Bruce R. Smith --
Ambiguous traces, mishearing, and auditory space / Paul Carter --
Language and nature in sound alignment / Janis B. Nuckolls --
Raising spirits and restoring souls : early modern medical explanations for music's effects / Penelope Gouk --
Ether ore : mining vibrations in American modernist music / Douglas Kahn --
Hearing modernity : Egypt, Islam, and the pious ear / Charles Hirschkind --
Edison's teeth : touching hearing / Steven Connor --
Thinking about sound, proximity, and distance in Western experience : the case of Odysseus's Walkman / Michael Bull --
Wiring the world : acoustical engineers and the empire of sound in the motion picture industry, 1927-1930 / Emily Thompson.
Series Title: Wenner-Gren international series.
Responsibility: edited by Veit Erlmann.
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