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  • Introduction / David Novak and Matt Sakakeeny 1

    1. Acoustemology / Steven Feld 12

    2. Acoustics / Benjamin Steege 22

    3. Body / Deborah Kapchan 33

    4. Deafness / Mara Mills 45

    5. Echo / Mark M. Smith 55

    6. Hearing / Jonathan Sterne 65

    7. Image / John Mowitt 78

    8. Language / David Samuels and Thomas Porcello 87

    9. Listening / Tom Rice 99

    10. Music / Matt Sakakeeny 112

    11. Noise / David Novak 125

    12. Phonography / Patrick Feaster 139

    13. Radio / Daniel Fisher 151

    14. Religion / Charles Hirschkind 165

    15. Resonance / Veit Erlmann 175

    16. Silence / Ana María Ochoa Gautier 183

    17. Space / Andrew J. Eisenberg 193

    18. Synthesis / Tara Rodgers 208

    19. Transduction / Stefan Helmreich 222

    20. Voice / Amanda Weidman 232

    Contributors 247

    Index  253
  • Veit Erlmann

    Patrick Feaster

    Steven Feld

    Daniel Fisher

    Stefan Helmreich

    Charles Hirschkind

    Deborah Kapchan

    Mara Mills

    John Mowitt

    Ochoa Gautier, Ana María

    Thomas G. Porcello

    Tom Rice

    Matt Sakakeeny

    David Samuels

    Mark M. Smith

    Tara Rodgers

    Benjamin Steege

    Jonathan Sterne

    Amanda J. Weidman

  • "The apparent strategy of the editors is to form a basic, redefined lexicon and this is nicely accomplished. ... Eventually this interesting and thorough experiment reflects the subtle innate heterogeneity of sound, drawing one of the many possible cultural galaxies around it."

    "This is an important contribution to the emergent field of sound studies. It will help in both defining the field more fully and in refining its key terms more elaborately."

    "For anyone wanting a substantial, if not comprehensive, introduction to the field, Keywords in Sound is the place to start."

    "...offers a unique contribution to the field of sound studies through its cross-disciplinary approach to sound."

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  • "The apparent strategy of the editors is to form a basic, redefined lexicon and this is nicely accomplished. ... Eventually this interesting and thorough experiment reflects the subtle innate heterogeneity of sound, drawing one of the many possible cultural galaxies around it."

    "This is an important contribution to the emergent field of sound studies. It will help in both defining the field more fully and in refining its key terms more elaborately."

    "For anyone wanting a substantial, if not comprehensive, introduction to the field, Keywords in Sound is the place to start."

    "...offers a unique contribution to the field of sound studies through its cross-disciplinary approach to sound."

  • "From 'Acoustemology' to 'Voice' in the form of a primer, a very rich and stimulating panorama—historical, geographic, and theoretical—taking up numerous questions concerning this strange thing: sound." — Michel Chion, author of, Film, a Sound Art

    "Smartly edited with well-chosen and pithy entries, Keywords in Sound promises to become an indispensable book in the fast-growing Sound Studies literature" — Timothy D. Taylor, author of, Beyond Exoticism: Beyond Exoticism

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  • Description

    In twenty essays on subjects such as noise, acoustics, music, and silence, Keywords in Sound presents a definitive resource for sound studies, and a compelling argument for why studying sound matters. Each contributor details their keyword's intellectual history, outlines its role in cultural, social and political discourses, and suggests possibilities for further research. Keywords in Sound charts the philosophical debates and core problems in defining, classifying and conceptualizing sound, and sets new challenges for the development of sound studies.

    Contributors. Andrew Eisenberg, Veit Erlmann, Patrick Feaster, Steven Feld, Daniel Fisher, Stefan Helmreich, Charles Hirschkind, Deborah Kapchan, Mara Mills, John Mowitt, David Novak, Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier, Thomas Porcello, Tom Rice, Tara Rodgers, Matt Sakakeeny, David Samuels, Mark M. Smith, Benjamin Steege, Jonathan Sterne, Amanda Weidman

    About The Author(s)

    David Novak is Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation, also published by Duke University Press.

    Matt Sakakeeny is Associate Professor of Music at Tulane University, and the author of Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, also published by Duke University Press.
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