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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... erase the boundary between sound and violence, taking advantage of ontological similarities that render violence public and diffuse. In so doing, thanatosonic regimes serve as metonyms for the full-spectrum sensory assault of combat; instruments of (acoustic and other forms of) violence; and...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Rudolf Mrázek This essay explores the acoustic regime of two twentieth-century internment camps: Boven Digoel (1927–43), in the Dutch East Indies, and Terezín or Theresienstadt (1942–45), in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, today the Czech Republic. Based on archival materials and...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Martijn Oosterbaan This article explores the ways in which Pentecostal media, especially electro-acoustic media, are integrated in the everyday life of a favela in Rio de Janeiro. It argues that the popularity of Pentecostal radio has to be understood in relation to the sociocultural meaning of...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 13–34.
Published: 01 March 2010
...David Suisman This article reframes the history of recorded sound to take phonographs and player-pianos into account on more or less equal terms. It argues that the two technologies developed in complementary, dialectical relation to each other: one analog, storing and conveying an acoustic event...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... represent an acoustic waveform, spectrograms thus depicted its percep- tion. Deaf educators and others gradually admitted that the eye could not be made to behave as an ear; this failure was resolved through media that replicated or translated hearing...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in Inglewood (during which one of their acoustic engineers was killed while taking overnight readings, his murder never solved). In 1969, Inglewood passed a noise ordinance, and in 1972 the City of Los Angeles included a noise element in its revised general plan. 25 That same year Senator John...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... failed to keep the noises of the city at bay, wealthier whites sought a private solution “by turning inward and creating acoustically efficient refuge from the noises of public life” in the suburbs.33 The sonic color-line demarcated the “quiet” suburbs...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 115–133.
Published: 01 March 2008
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... acoustic setup, and especially the folk revival’s cognoscenti. Ron Eyerman and Andrew Jamison note that, “during the set, musically conservative members of the Festival Board of Directors, Alan Lomax and Pete Seeger, tried, and failed, to have the volume turned down. It was more the noise than the electric...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
... rich account of this often tense social arena, music from CD- and tape-players constitutes the acoustic architecture of a 6 Hirschkind and Larkin • Introduction heterogeneous moral and political space, materially defining the boundar- ies and shapes of the built...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Vargas ∙ Punk’s Afterlife in Cantina Time of time in the space of the cantina keep the pasts ongoing: in the furniture that is never replaced but held together by electrical tape, in the stage space that is never remodeled, in the acoustic technology that is never updated. Time drags in the...
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 1–11.
Published: 01 September 2013
... deliberately retro and low-­tech acoustic phenomenon.7 The core of the Occupy assemblies was, of course, a kind of vocal/choral DIY performance, though without musical accompaniment. By contrast, music seems to have been an integral part of the Arab Spring...
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Social Text (1 March 2005) 23 (1 (82)): 15–36.
Published: 01 March 2005
... girmit is the terminal point of agreement, for it takes over at that extreme and exhaustive frontier where agreement withholds its name for fear of losing it. To retain a discernible degree of semantic, acoustic, and graphic integrity, agreement may not, and dare not, venture beyond a certain...
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Social Text (1 June 2016) 34 (2 (127)): 45–70.
Published: 01 June 2016
... in the derived milieu.” 64 Not deviation but derivation, dérive . The impression of drive pressure overcharges and “overcathects” the partial object with (psychotic) enjoyment beyond the pleasure principle. The hand with the archaic hammer trembling with tactile acoustic jouissance, the driver is...
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Social Text (1 June 2005) 23 (2 (83)): 21–34.
Published: 01 June 2005
... the acoustics of the word, their tongues failed to divide “the resonator . . . of the mouth cavity” correctly. To locate this fi nite historical episode within a general conceptual frame, we see an encounter between two levels of the social order—bodies, which are materially specifi ed in terms...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
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Social Text (1 September 2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
... sound and frequency’s military uses. He thinks about acoustic weaponry in relation to the music of the club. What he calls “audiosocial radiation” operates on a continuum, between, say, a sonic bomb and a good rave: “Extensive and intensive tendencies of audiosocial radiation can also be...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... (acoustic and visual), genres (oral and printed communiqués), and communication technologies (radio, satellite, and digital transmissions) potentiates errors. Switching interfaces is an inherent risk of technologized habits that condition the...
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Social Text (1 June 2015) 33 (2 (123)): 99–120.
Published: 01 June 2015
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... medicalized death proffered by the preachers of the Islamic movement. In their modes of circulation and use, such tapes pro- vide the acoustic background through which an awareness of mortality and its demand on human passions are built into the fabric of...