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The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screen (Paperback)

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By Nathalie Aghoro (Editor)
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Sound positions individuals as social subjects. The presence of human beings, animals, objects, or technologies reverberates into the spaces we inhabit and produces distinct soundscapes that render social practices, group associations, and socio-cultural tensions audible. The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screenunites interdisciplinary perspectives on the social dimensions of sound in audiovisual and literary environments. The essays in the collection discuss soundtracks for shared values, group membership, and collective agency, and engage with the subversive functions of sound and sonic forms of resistance in American literature, film, and TV.

About the Author

Nathalie Aghoro is a postdoctoral researcher at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany with an interest in auditory culture, postmodern and contemporary literature, media theory, and social justice. Her book Sounding the Novel: Voice in Twenty-First Century American Fiction (2018) examines the sonic mediality of voice in the works of Richard Powers, Karen Tei Yamashita, Jennifer Egan, and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501383410
ISBN-10: 1501383418
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: April 20th, 2023
Pages: 216
Language: English