The Audible Past Cultural Origins Of Sound Reproduction

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: 082233013X
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The Audible Past explores the cultural origins of sound reproduction. It describes a distinctive sound culture that gave birth to the sound recording and the transmission devices so ubiquitous in modern life. With an ear for the unexpected, scholar and musician Jonathan Sterne uses the technological and cultural precursors of telephony, phonography, and radio as an entry point into a history of sound in its own right. Sterne studies the constantly shifting boundary between phenomena organized as "sound" and "not sound." In The Audible Past, this history crisscrosses the liminal regions between bodies and machines, originals and copies, nature and culture, and life and death.

Blending cultural studies and the history of communication technology, Sterne follows modern sound technologies back through a historical labyrinth. Along the way, he encounters capitalists and inventors, musicians and philosophers, embalmers and grave robbers, doctors and patients, deaf children and their teachers, professionals and hobbyists, folklorists and tribal singers. The Audible Past tracks the connections between the history of sound and the defining features of modernity: from developments in medicine, physics, and philosophy to the tumultuous shifts of industrial capitalism, colonialism, urbanization, modern technology, and the rise of a new middle class.

A provocative history of sound, The Audible Past challenges theoretical commonplaces such as the philosophical privilege of the speaking subject, the visual bias in theories of modernity, and static descriptions of nature. It will interest those in cultural studies, media and communication studies, the new musicology, and the history of technology.


The Audible Past

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330134
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He's come here to give us the lowdown on how the technology evolved. Think of the book as a kind of sonic map of the origins of the way we listen to things around us, as a primer for the sonically perplexed."--Paul D. Miller a.k.a.

The Audible Past

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822384250
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The Audible Past explores the cultural origins of sound reproduction.

The Audible Past

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
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He's come here to give us the lowdown on how the technology evolved. Think of the book as a kind of sonic map of the origins of the way we listen to things around us, as a primer for the sonically perplexed."--Paul D. Miller a.k.a.

Mp3

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822352877
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Jonathan Sterne shows that understanding the historical meaning of the MP3, the world's most common format for recorded audio, involves rethinking the place of digital technologies in the broader universe of twentieth-century communication ...

The Sound Studies Reader

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415771307
Size: 63.31 MB
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The collection begins with an introduction to welcome novice readers to the field and acquaint them with key themes and concepts in sound studies.

Electric Dreams

Author: Ted Friedman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814727395
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Electric Dreams turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers.

Sound Recording

Author: David Morton
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883989
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Looks at the history of recorded music and technology of the industry from Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1876 to the MP3 players.

Living Stereo

Author: Paul Théberge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623565510
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The essays contained within this book are thematically grouped under (Audio) Positions, Listening Cultures, and Multichannel Sound and Screen Media; the cumulative effect is to advance research in music, sound, and media studies and to ...

Sound Of Africa

Author: Louise Meintjes
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330141
Size: 47.46 MB
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DIVAn ethnography of the recording of Mbaqanga music, that examines its relation to issues of identity, South African politics, and global political economy./div "Well researched and unbiased, "Sound of Africa!" is an authentic account of ...

Feeling Mediated

Author: Brenton J. Malin
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814760201
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Feeling Mediated investigates the larger context of such concerns, considering both how media technologies intersect with our emotional lives and how our ideas about these intersections influence how we think about and experience emotion ...