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Title Sound as popular culture : a research companion / edited by Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 432 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Sound as Popular Culture / Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze -- I: Outlining a Non-Discipline: The Theory of Sound as Popular Culture -- Conceptualizing Sound -- The Sonic / Peter Wicke -- Sound/Music / Diedrich Diederichsen -- Popular Culture / Thomas Hecken -- Sound Practices / Carla J. Maier -- Sound as Musical Material / Rolf Großmann and Maria Hanáček -- Questioning Disciplines -- Sound Studies versus (Popular) Music Studies / Marta García Quiñones -- Sound and Racial Politics / Carlo Nardi -- Sound Studies across Continents / Thomas Burkhalter -- Establishing New Methodologies -- Ethnography and Archival Research / Karin Bijsterveld -- Sonic Epistemology / Holger Schulze -- Historicization in Pop Culture / Bodo Mrozek -- Sound and Media Studies / Carolyn Birdsall -- Soccer Stadium as Soundscape / Jochen Bonz -- II: Formations of Listening: Popular Culture by Ear -- Making History by Ear -- The Invention of the Listener / Veit Erlmann -- Sonic Modernities / Carla J. Maier -- On the Modern Listener / Marta García Quiñones -- Listening Materialities and Techniques -- Listening and Digital Technologies / Anahid Kassabian -- Enhanced Bass / Jens Gerrit Papenburg -- Baby Monitor / Andrea Mihm -- Over-Hearing / Jacob Smith -- Technological Sensory Training / Michael Bull -- Concepts of Listening -- Listening as Gesture and Movement / Paul Théberge -- Concepts of Fidelity / Franco Fabbri -- Loudness Cultures / Susanne Binas-Preisendörfer -- Existential Orientation / Diedrich Diedrichsen -- Corporeal Listening / Holger Schulze -- III: Producing Sonic Artifacts: Hands-On Popular Culture -- Material Sound Concepts -- Records on the Radio / Thomas Schopp -- From Stationality to Radio Aesthetics / Golo Föllmer -- World Music 2.0 / Thomas Burkhalter -- Computer Game Sound / Mark Grimshaw -- Production Processes -- "Syd's Theme" / Franco Fabbri -- Sonic Signatures in Record Production / Toby Seay -- Phonographic Work / Rolf Großmann -- Listener Orientation / Mark J. Butler -- (Re- )Mastering Sonic Media History / Jens Gerrit Papenburg -- Cultural Sound Practices -- Distorted Voices / Jochen Bonz -- Critical Listening / Carlo Nardi -- Sonic Cartoons / Simon Zagorski-Thomas
Summary The wide-ranging texts in this book take as their premise the idea that sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analyzed in an innovative way. From an infant's gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass frequencies produced by sound systems in the disco era, sound - no necessarily aestheticized as music - is inextricably part of the many domains of popular culture. Expanding the view taken by many scholars of cultural studies, the contributors consider cultural practices concerning sound not merely as semiotic or signifying processes but as material, physical, perceptual, and sensory processes that integrate a multitude or cultural traditions and forms of knowledge. The chapters discuss conceptual issues as well as terminologies and research methods; analyze historical and contemporary practices of sound generation are applied in the diverse fields in which sounds are produced, mastered, distorted, processed, and enhanced. The chapters are not only about sound; they offer a study through sound - echoes from the past, resonances of the present, and the contradictions and discontinuities that suggest the future. -- from dust jacket
Analysis ARTS/Music & Sound Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sound in mass media
Sound -- Social aspects
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Sound in mass media.
Form Electronic book
Author Papenburg, Jens Gerrit, editor
Schulze, Holger, editor
ISBN 0262334275 (electronic bk.)
9780262334273 (electronic bk.)