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date: 30 November 2021

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This chapter examines ice cream truck music from several perspectives. It explores the role of automobility in the use of ice cream truck music and describes how the experience of nostalgia in ice cream truck music through sound is achieved anamnesically. It argues that ice cream truck music is a highly specialized and refined form and explains that its sound organizes social networks of consumers while its timbre accrues ideological meaning through collective memory.

Keywords: ice cream truck music, automobility, nostalgia, consumers, timbre, ideological meaning, collective memory

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