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Sound clash listening to American Studies edited by Kara Keeling and Josh Kun

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Keeling, Kara 1971-  Search this
Kun, Josh  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 426 pages illustrations 23 cm
United States
"A special issue of American quarterly"--Page 4 of cover
"Supplementary sound clips are available at the American quarterly website,"--Page 4 of cover
Preface / Sarah Banet-Weiser -- Introduction / Kara Keeling, Josh Kun -- Sound Technologies and Subjectivities -- Splitting Sight and Sound: Thomas Dewing's A Reading, Gilded Age Women, and the Phonograph / Asma Naeem -- Intimacy Threats and Intersubjective Users: Telephone Training Films, 1927-1962 / D. Travers Scott -- "What, for me, constitutes life in a sound?": Electronic Sounds as Lively and Differentiated Individuals / Tara Rodgers -- Audible Citizenship and Audiomobility: Race, Technology, and CB Radio / Art M. Blake -- The Recording Studio on Stage: Liveness in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom / Jessica E. Teague -- Quiet Comfort: Noise, Otherness, and the Mobile Production of Personal Space / Mack Hagood -- Sounding Race, Ethnicity, and Gender -- "An Indian in a White Man's Camp": Johnny Cash's Indian Country Music / Dustin Tahmahkera -- Abolitionism's Resonant Bodies: The Realization of African American Performance / Alex W. Black -- Marian Anderson and "Sonic Blackness" in American Opera / Nina Sun Eidsheim -- Soul Vibrations: Black Music and Black Freedom in Sound and Space / Gayle Wald -- Back Door Man: Howlin Wolf and the Sound of Jim Crow / Eric Lott -- Touching Listening: The Aural Imaginary in the World Music Culture Industry / Roshanak Kheshti -- Sound, Citizenship, and the Public Sphere -- The "War on Noise": Sound and Space in La Guardia's New York / Lilian Radovac -- Forced Listening: The Contested Use of Loudspeakers for Commercial and Political Messages in the Public Soundscape / Ronda L. Sewald -- Reproducing U.S. Citizenship in Blackboard Jungle: Race, Cold War Liberalism, and the Tape Recorder / Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman -- Sounds of Surveillance: U.S. Spanish-Language Radio Patrols La Migra / Dolores Inés Casillas -- The Political Agency of Musical Beauty / Barry Shank -- Contributors -- Index
The field of American studies has a long tradition of scholarship and research into the social and cultural worlds of sound. The essays in this volume highlight the key role of sound in the formation of central themes and areas of inquiry within contemporary American studies
The editors have adopted an interdisciplinary approach to their study of sound, reflecting on its cultural, political, technological, economic, socio-historical, spatial, temporal, affective, and formal contexts. The selected essays analyze sound and explore inter-American soundscapes within several areas, including
Media technologies and consumption
Race, sex, and gender
Citizenship, belonging, and community
Time and historical method
The public sphere and social change
How have sound technologies and sonic media practices informed American identities? What role have hearing and listening played in formations of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, community, and class? What are the political economies of sound? The contributors to Sound Clash address these questions and more as they think through sound as a critical space, listening as a critical and cultural act, and sonic media as key technological sites of investigation
Supplementary sound clips are available at the American Quarterly website,
Sound--Social aspects--History  Search this
Voice--Social aspects--History  Search this
Hearing--Social aspects--History  Search this
Listening--Social aspects--History  Search this
Noise--Social aspects--History  Search this
Écoute (Psychologie)--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Bruit--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Noise--Social aspects  Search this
Voice--Social aspects  Search this
Civilisation  Search this
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