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Hearing cultures : essays on sound, listening, and modernity

Author: Veit Erlmann; Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2004.
Series: Wenner-Gren international symposium series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vision is typically treated as the defining sense of the modern era and a powerful vehicle for colonial and postcolonial domination. This is in marked contrast to the almost total absence of accounts of hearing in larger cultural processes. Hearing C ultures is a timely examination of the elusive, often evocative, and sometimes cacophonous auditory sense - from the intersection of sound and modernity, through to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veit Erlmann; Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.
ISBN: 1845207300 9781845207304 1845206347 9781845206345
OCLC Number: 1113853523
Notes: Selected papers from the symposium held on 24-28 Apr. 2002 in Oazaca, Mexico.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 239 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; 1 But What of the Ethnographic Ear?; 2 Listening to the Wild Blue Yonder; 3 Ambiguous Traces, Mishearing, and Auditory Space; 4 Language and Nature in Sound Alignment; 5 Raising Spirits and Restoring Souls; 6 Ether Ore: Mining Vibrations in American Modernist Music; 7 Hearing Modernity: Egypt, Islam, and the Pious Ear; 8 Edison's Teeth: Touching Hearing; 9 Thinking about Sound, Proximity, and Distance; 10 Wiring the World: Acoustical Engineers and the Empire of 10 Wiring the World: Acoustical Engineers and the Empire of Sound in the Motion Picture Industry, 1927-1930.
Series Title: Wenner-Gren international symposium series
Responsibility: edited by Veit Erlmann.

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Vision is typically treated as the defining sense of the modern era and a powerful vehicle for colonial and postcolonial domination. This is in marked contrast to the almost total absence of accounts of hearing in larger cultural processes. Hearing C ultures is a timely examination of the elusive, often evocative, and sometimes cacophonous auditory sense - from the intersection of sound and modernity, through to the relationship between audio-technological advances and issues of personal and urba n space. As cultures and communities grapple with the massive changes wrought by modernization and.

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