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Acoustic Auteurs and Transnational Cinema  

Jay Beck

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay examines a growing number of ... More

Acoustical Properties: Practicing Contested Spaces in the Films of Philippe Grandrieux  

Randolph Jordan

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
One of the defining thematic preoccupations in the fiction filmmaking of Philippe Grandrieux, one of the leading figures in French Art Cinema, is that of the politics of property. In ... More

The Amateur in the Age of Mechanical Music  

Mark Katz

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
This article explores the role of amateur music in the age of sound recording and reproduction technologies. It begins by evaluating concerns about the fate of the amateur in the early ... More

Analog Turns Digital: Hip-Hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity  

Rayvon Fouché

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
The history of the black diaspora is full with examples of the ways music has enabled various black cultural communities to cope with racial oppression. This article explains how ... More

Aural Armor: Charting the Militarization of the iPod in Operation Iraqi Freedom  

J. Martin Daughtry

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the history of the militarization of the iPod portable media player during the first six years of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Drawing on interviews and correspondence ... More

The Avant-Garde in the Family Room: American Advertising and the Domestication of Electronic Music in the 1960s and 1970s  

Timothy D. Taylor

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
Today, the world is surrounded by electronic sounds of all kinds, which were not always so omnipresent or accepted. This article offers a history of the domestication of sounds that were ... More

Body Soundscape: Perception, Movement, and Audiovisual Developments in Contemporary Dance  

Enrico Pitozzi

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
Starting from an interdisciplinary perspective of methodological integration of the concepts of body and sound in the contemporary dance scene, this chapter addresses the general aesthetic ... More

Calling My Name: Sound, Orality, and the Cell Phone Contact List  

Heather A. Horst

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter analyses the digital inscription of names and identities in mobile phones contact list. Drawing upon research on mobile phones in Jamaica, it examines how the construction of ... More

Can You Hear Us Now? Ringtones and Politics in the Contemporary Philippines  

Jan Maghinay Padios

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the emergence of the political ringtone in the Philippines in the neoliberal era. It argues that the popularity of the “Hello Garci” and “Sorry Po” ringtones in the ... More

“Cars with the Boom”: Music, Automobility, and Hip-hop “Sub” Cultures  

Justin A. Williams

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Mar 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter examines the relations or intersections between the automobile and popular music. It discusses the history of car audio and describes contemporary car audiophile ... More

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