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The Resource Sonic interventions, editors, Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck, (electronic resource)

Sonic interventions, editors, Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck, (electronic resource)

Label
Sonic interventions
Title
Sonic interventions
Statement of responsibility
editors, Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sonic Interventions makes a compelling case for the importance of sound in theorizing literature, subjectivity and culture. Sound is usually understood as our second sense and - as our belief in a visually dominated culture prevails - remains of secondary interest. Western cultures are considered to be predominantly visual, while other societies are thought to place more importance on the acoustic dimension. This volume questions these assumptions by examining how sound differs from, and acts in relationship to, the visual. It moves beyond theoretical dichotomies (between the visual and the so)
  • Annotation:
Member of
Cataloging source
N
Dewey number
302.23
LC call number
P94.6
LC item number
.S66 2007eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mieszkowski, Sylvia
  • Smith, Joy
  • Valck, Marijke de
Series statement
Thamyris intersecting,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication and culture
  • Sound
  • Visual communication
Summary expansion
Sonic Interventions makes a compelling case for the importance of sound in theorizing literature, subjectivity and culture. Sound is usually understood as our second sense and ¿ as our belief in a visually dominated culture prevails ¿ remains of secondary interest. Western cultures are considered to be predominantly visual, while other societies are thought to place more importance on the acoustic dimension. This volume questions these assumptions by examining how sound differs from, and acts in relationship to, the visual. It moves beyond theoretical dichotomies (between the visual and the sonic, the oral and literature) and, instead, investigates sonic interventions in their often multi-faceted forms. The case studies deal with political appropriations of music and sounds, they explore the poetic use of the sonic in novels and plays, they develop theoretical concepts out of sonic phenomena, and pertain to identity formation and the practice of mixing in hip hop, opera and dancehall sessions. Ultimately, the book brings to the fore what roles sound may play for the formation of gendered identity, for the stabilization or questioning of race as a social category, and the conception of place. Their intricate interventions beckon critical attention and offer rich material for cultural analysis
Label
Sonic interventions, editors, Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sonic Interventions; Colophon; Mission Statement; Contents; Acknowledgments; Sonic Interventions: An Introduction; Resonance -- Politics -- Resistance; Incantations: Gender and Identity; Performing Subjectivity: Literature, Race and Mourning; Mixing Music: Event, Place and Transculturality; The Contributors; Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000248709
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042022942
Other control number
10.1163/9789401205092
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000248709
Label
Sonic interventions, editors, Sylvia Mieszkowski, Joy Smith, Marijke de Valck, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sonic Interventions; Colophon; Mission Statement; Contents; Acknowledgments; Sonic Interventions: An Introduction; Resonance -- Politics -- Resistance; Incantations: Gender and Identity; Performing Subjectivity: Literature, Race and Mourning; Mixing Music: Event, Place and Transculturality; The Contributors; Index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000248709
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042022942
Other control number
10.1163/9789401205092
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000248709

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