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The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Edited By

Michael Bull

ISBN 9780367659745
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
440 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies cover such diverse topics as politics, gender, media, race, literature and sport. Individual sections that consider the importance of sound in an increasingly mediated world; the role that sound media play in the construction of experience; and the ways in which sound has been theorized to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge.

This wide-ranging and vibrant collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sound Studies and the Art of Listening

Section 1 Introduction: Sonic Epistemologies and Debates

  1. Holger Schulze: Sound As Theory 1863 – 2014: From Hermann von Helmholtz to Salome Voeglin

  2. Mark Grimshaw: What is Sound Studies?

  3. David Howes: Embodiment and the Senses

  4. Nina Sun Eidsheim: Multisensory Investigation of Sound, Body and Voice.

  5. Neil Verma: The Return to Sound Aesthetics

  6. Christabel Stirling: Sound, Affect, Politics

  7. Section 2Introduction: Sonic Conflicts, Concepts and Culture

  8. Richard Rath: Silence and Noise

  9. Karin Bijsterveld: Sound Waves of Protest: Noise Abatement Movements

  10. David Goodman: Propaganda and Sound

  11. Alex Corey: Sounding Out Racial Difference

  12. Marie Thompson: Gendered Sound

  13. Amanda Cachia: Mapping Hearing Impairment: Sound/Tracks in the Corner Space

  14. Jonathan Pieslak: Sound and terrorism: Exploring the World of the Islamic State

  15. Section 3Introduction: Sonic Spaces and Places

  16. John M. Picker: The Turning of a Word: Soundscape to Soundscapes

  17. Tim Edensor: The Sonic Rhythms of Place

  18. Bennett Hogg: Geographies of Silence

  19. Meri Kyto: Public and Private Space: Sound Transformations

  20. Yiu-Fai Chow: Diaspora as Method. Music as Hope

  21. Section 4 Introduction: Sonic Skills: Finding, Recording and Researching.

  22. Salome Voeglin: Technologies of Sound Art

  23. Carolyn Birdsall: Found in Translation: Recording, Storing and Writing of sounds

  24. Shannon Mattern: Sonic Archaeologies

  25. Blake Durham: Curating Online Sounds

  26. Tom Rice: Ethnographies of Sound

  27. Frauke Berendt: Soundwalking

  28. Paul Nataraj: Surface Tension: Sheena and Bowie’s ‘Station to Station’ as Palimpsest.


    Section 5 Introduction: Technology, Culture and Sonic Experience.

  30. Julian Henriques and Hillegonda C Rietveld: Echo

  31. Thor Magnusson: Sound and Music in Networked Media

  32. Louis Neibur: Ordinary and Avant-Garde Sound in British Radio’s Early Years.

  33. Jacob Smith: Remastering the Recording Angel

  34. Alex Russo: Radio Sound

  35. Tom Artiss: Structures of Sonic feeling.

  36. Cara Wallis: Gender and the Telephonic Voice.

  37. Section 6 Introduction: Sound Connections

  38. James Mansell: Ways of Hearing: Sound, Culture and History

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Michael Bull is Professor of Sound Studies at the University of Sussex. His works include Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday life (2000) and Sound Moves: iPod Culture and Urban Experience (2007) He has just completed a monograph on Sirens and is presently writing a monograph on Reinterpreting the Sounds of World War 1. He is the co-founding editor of the journals Senses and Society and Sound Studies (both with Routledge) and is editor of the book series The Study of Sound.