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Author: Michael Bull,Daniel Miller,Paul Gilroy
ISBN: 1859733425
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Pages 216 pages
Publisher Berg Publishers; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)
Language English
Category: Other
Rating: 4.8
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eBook Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life (Materializing Culture) download

by Michael Bull,Daniel Miller,Paul Gilroy


New Media & Society. a fascinating contribution to some new ways of thinking about the activities that we can find in our cities and their potential for affecting urban culture. Without attempts like this, no break with the familiar or the possible would occur

But culture always has an auditory component that shapes attitudes and behaviour - perhaps nowhere more so than in the city where sound is intensified

But culture always has an auditory component that shapes attitudes and behaviour - perhaps nowhere more so than in the city where sound is intensified. This book challenges strictly visual approaches to culture by proposing an auditory understanding of behaviour through an ethnographic analysis of personal stereo use. The author reformulates our understanding of how people, through the senses, negotiate central experiences of the urban, such as space, place, time and the management of everyday experience, and examines the critical role technology plays.

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On buses, trains, and streets over the past decade and more, youths in particular but increasingly older people as well tune into their personal stereos and tune out city sounds. Why? What does the personal stereo mean to these people and to urban culture more generally? Does it heighten reality? Enable people to cope?

This book analyses the meaning of personal-stereo use in the everyday life of users. However, the attentive reader will discover that in the text users habitually refer to their machines as ‘Walkmans’, whilst I describe them as ‘personal stereos’

This book analyses the meaning of personal-stereo use in the everyday life of users. However, the attentive reader will discover that in the text users habitually refer to their machines as ‘Walkmans’, whilst I describe them as ‘personal stereos’. There is a relatively simple explanation for this. For whilst I or perhaps you tend to describe a personal stereo as a ‘walkman’ in everyday discourse, the name is in fact a trademark of the Sony Corporation. This means essentially that they own the name. Sony were the first company to market personal stereos in 1979.

Thinking the city through sound. Sound Culture and Everyday Life. Sounding Out The City - Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life.

Sounding Out the City : Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life. Materializing Culture (Paperback). By (author) Michael Bull.

Bull, Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life Anne Massey, Hollywood .

Bull, Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life Anne Massey, Hollywood Beyond the Screen: Design and Material Culture. Wild Things The Material Culture of Everyday Life. Part II Themes 4 Continuity: Authenticity and the Paradoxical Nature of Reproduction Change: The Ephemeral Materiality of Identity Containment: The Ecology of Personal Possessions. 99 121 149. 5 6. Part III Contexts 7 8 9 Space: Where Things Take Place Time: Bringing Things to Life The Body: The Threshold Between Nature and Culture 177 213 237. viii.

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On buses, trains, and streets over the past decade and more, youths in particular but increasingly older people as well tune into their personal stereos and tune out city sounds. Why? What does the personal stereo mean to these people and to urban culture more generally? Does it heighten reality? Enable people to cope? Isolate? Create a space? Combat boredom? Far too commonplace and enduring to be considered a fashion accessory, the personal stereo has become a potent artefact symbolizing contemporary urban life. This book opens up a new area of urban studies, the auditory experience of self and place. In doing so, it enhances our understanding of the role of media and technology in everyday life. Urban, cultural and anthropological studies have been dominated by explanations of experiences drawing upon notions of visuality. But culture always has an auditory component that shapes attitudes and behaviour -- perhaps nowhere more so than in the city where sound is intensified. This book challenges strictly visual approaches to culture by proposing an auditory understanding of behaviour through an ethnographic analysis of personal stereo use. The author reformulates our understanding of how people, through the senses, negotiate central experiences of the urban, such as space, place, time and the management of everyday experience, and examines the critical role technology plays. This book will be of interest to anyone seeking a fresh and incisive approach to urban studies, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, or media and communication studies.