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Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture

Sound, Media, Ecology

Editors: Droumeva, Milena, Jordan, Randolph (Eds.)

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  • Provides a much needed update of acoustic ecology as a coherent problem set applicable to today’s global sound studies research
  • Includes a rare set of histories of the World Soundscape Project by prominent scholars in the field
  • Offers a collection of interdisciplinary frameworks and methodologies that take up acoustic ecology through a variety of scholarly, environmental, and artistic concerns
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About this book

This volume reads the global urban environment through mediated sonic practices to put a contemporary spin on acoustic ecology’s investigations at the intersection of space, cultures, technology, and the senses. Acoustic ecology is an interdisciplinary framework from the 1970s for documenting, analyzing, and transforming sonic environments: an early model of the cross-boundary thinking and multi-modal practices now common across the digital humanities. With the recent emergence of sound studies and the expansion of “ecological” thinking, there is an increased urgency to re-discover and contemporize the acoustic ecology tradition. This book serves as a comprehensive investigation into the ways in which current scholars working with sound are re-inventing acoustic ecology across diverse fields, drawing on acoustic ecology’s focus on sensory experience, place, and applied research, as well as attendance to mediatized practices in sounded space. From sounding out the Anthropocene, to rethinking our auditory media landscapes, to exploring citizenship and community, this volume brings the original acoustic ecology problem set into the contemporary landscape of sound studies. 

About the authors

Milena Droumeva is Assistant Professor in Communication and Glenfraser Endowed Professor in Sound Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, specializing in cultural sound studies and sensory ethnography. She works across the fields of urban soundscape research, sonification for public engagement, as well as gender and sound in video games.

Randolph Jordan is Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. His research, teaching, and creative practice reside at the intersections of soundscape research, media studies, and critical geography. He has published widely on the ways in which the fields of acoustic ecology and film sound studies can inform each other.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Sound, Media, Ecology: Introduction in Three Acts

    Pages 1-18

    Droumeva, Milena (et al.)

  • Acoustic Ecology and the World Soundscape Project

    Pages 21-44

    Truax, Barry

  • The Disruptive Nature of Listening: Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow

    Pages 45-63

    Westerkamp, Hildegard

  • Local Eardonances: Raymond Murray Schafer’s Contribution to the History and Present-Day Practice of Noise Abatement

    Pages 65-84

    Bijsterveld, Karin

  • Multimodal Scholarship in World Soundscape Project Composition: Toward a Different Media-Theoretical Legacy (Or: The WSP as OG DH)

    Pages 85-109

    Sterne, Jonathan

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16569-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16568-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sound, Media, Ecology
Editors
  • Milena Droumeva
  • Randolph Jordan
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16569-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16569-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16568-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 294
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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