Hearing History: A Reader
Hearing History is a long-needed introduction to the basic tenets of what is variously termed historical acoustemology, auditory culture, or aural history. Gathering twenty-one of the field’s most important writings, this volume will deepen and broaden our understanding of changing perceptions of sound and hearing and the ongoing education of our senses. The essays stimulate thinking on key questions: What is aural history? Why has vision tended to triumph over hearing in historical accounts? How might we begin to reclaim the sounds of the past?
With theoretical and practical essays on the history of sound and hearing in Europe and the United States, the book draws on historical approaches ranging from empiricism to postmodernism. Some essays show the historian of technology at work, others highlight how military, social, intellectual, and cultural historians have tackled historical acoustemologies. Investigating soundscapes that include a Puritan meetinghouse in colonial New England, the belfries of a French village at the close of the Old Regime, the court hall of Elizabeth I, and a Civil War battlefield, the essays vary just as widely in their topics, which include noise as a marker of social and cultural differences, the privileging of music as the sound of art, the persistence of Aristotelian ideas of sound into the seventeenth century, developments in sound related to medical practice, the advent of sound-recording technology, and noise pollution.
This important new anthology will help us to contextualize the past within the larger rubric of all of the senses and thus free mainstream historical writing from the powerful but blinding focus on vision alone.
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Review: Hearing History: A ReaderNutzerbericht - Tara Brabazon - Goodreads
An absolute ripper. Every university library should have at least one copy of this book. As an edited collection it provides the key and influential texts in aural history, rather than oral history ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of ...
Emily Ann Thompson
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 2004
Soundscapes and Earwitnesses R Murray Schafer
Listening Jacques Attali
Breaking the Sound Barrier Peter Bailey
Art and Sound Douglas Kahn
On Noise Hillel Schwartz
Sound and the Self Steven Connor
Perceiving Sound in the Middle Ages Charles Burnett
Identity Bells and the NineteenthCentury French Village Alain Corbin
Acoustics and Social Order in Early America Richard Cull en Rath
Sound Christians and Religious Hearing in Enlightenment
Listening to Southern Slavery Shane White and Graham White
Sight Sound and Tactics in the American Civil War Charles D Ross
Recording Sound Recording Race Recording Property Lisa Gitelman
Preserving Sound in Modern America Jonathan Sterne
American Noise 19001930 Raymond W Smilor
The Soundscapes of Early Modern England Bruce R Smith
Hearing Renaissance England D R Woolf
English Theories of Hearing in the Seventeenth Century Penelope Gouk
Having the Doctors Ear in NineteenthCentury Edinburgh Malcolm Nicolson
Listening and Silence in Eighteenth and NineteenthCentury France James H Johnson