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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman This essay examines the sonic archive of tape recording artist Tony Schwartz, in particular his 1955 Folkways album Nueva York: A Tape Documentary of Puerto Rican New Yorkers . Working from assumptions located in sound studies, I argue that Schwartz's recordings are...
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Social Text (1 September 2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... deliberately unsettled through performances of dissent. I offer a case study from fieldwork conducted during antigovernment protests in Bangkok, Thailand, in the early 2010s to analyze how sound acts, circulates, and refracts meaning in the performance of dissent, later returning to protest music—now to be...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 1–12.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Gustavus Stadler The introduction to “The Politics of Recorded Sound,” this special issue of Social Text , lays out the unifying mission of the diverse essays: to study sound recording within a wide-ranging, historicized understanding of mediation as a process embedded within networks of power. A...
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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 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 67–78.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ella Shohat Ella Shohat 2002 Area Studies, Gender Studies, and the Cartographies of Knowledge Soon after September 11, the media resumed their habitual attack on Ella Shohat...
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Social Text (1 March 2017) 35 (1 (130)): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2017
... lent their voices to the project. By juxtaposing these “soundings” with dreams Inuit youth have of their dead friends, the author thinks about the possibility of “sending” our voices to the absent/dead and the way they send their voices to us. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 voice...
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Social Text (1 June 2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... heads” turns out to be far more drastic and less ecstatic than Abbate imagined. In recent years a growing number of theorists in and outside music studies have begun attending to the forceful dimension of sound. Steve Goodman, in his disturbing volume Sonic Warfare, discusses instances...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 45–65.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ban Wang Duke University Press 2002 The Cold War, Imperial Aesthetics, and Area Studies In my local library in East Brunswick, New Jersey, military artifacts, Ban Wang weapons, and photos are on prominent display as a reminder of the days of the world...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... sound, the architecture of the favela, and the ways in which sound is employed to mark off space and express identity and alterity. Pentecostal broadcasts acquire their meaning against the background of sound that evangelicals define as “worldly” instead of Godly, and the cacophony of sounds in the...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 29–46.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Catherine Soussloff; Mark Franko Duke University Press 2002 Visual and Performance Studies A NEW HISTORY OF INTERDISCIPLINARITY No one can any longer separate knowledge from power, reason from...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 41–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in academia and purging universities of extremism and bias. Martin Kramer, who sounded the alarms about Middle East studies shortly after 9/11, argued that the area “lack[s] a culture of tolerance for diversity in ideas and approaches.”30 Stanley Kurtz, the key...
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Social Text (1 March 2007) 25 (1 (90)): 63–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ashley Dawson Duke University Press 2007 The Crisis at Columbia Ac ademic Freedom, Are a Studies, and Contingent L abor in the Contempor ary Ac...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in media studies. To support this agenda, members of Fletcher’s department experi- mented with a number of methods for making speech visible and concrete. The unidentified machine in Lacan’s second seminar — the sound spec- trograph — was the first device to accurately and...
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Social Text (1 March 2015) 33 (1 (122)): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
...) question of feasibility of a study of sounds for that purpose. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 camps acoustics Nazism colonialism Thick Whisper and Thin Victory Concentration Camps’ Contribution to Modern Acoustics Rudolf Mrázek Shouldn’t truth “itself,” as transitivity and...
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Social Text (1 March 2010) 28 (1 (102)): 87–105.
Published: 01 March 2010
... blackness, in the formation of sound recording as a medium and as a sector of the cultural market. The challenge posed by the absence of the record- ings is, of course, considerable, though that absence ought to be treated as a palpable feature of the study...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
... cleaning up his recordings than with making the sound of bin Laden’s voice pleasing to Western ears. In other words, the difference between the sound of bin Laden’s voice and the voice of an American leader is in part manufactured at the level of engineering. This is a familiar story in studies of...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
... calypso theater sounded and staged a philosophy of the history of jazz predicated on the production of a people that emerge as a refusal of the biopolitical population addressed by US Steel. By focusing on the televised performance’s dance and dramaturgy, this analysis shows how A Drum Is a Woman imagined...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the Eurocentric, heteronormative, capitalist, rationalist clock-bound time that prevails in the modern West (what I call “Western Standard Time”). To bear out (and sound out) madtime, this essay reveals those radical temporalities in black expressive cultures, most especially black music. Sampling...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Vibrant Matter ; and Coole and Frost, New Materialisms . 7 Stadler, “On Whiteness and Sound Studies.” 8 Thompson, Soundscape of Modernity ; Radovac, “‘War on Noise.’” 9 Schafer, Soundscape ; Schafer, Book of Noise ; Krause, Voices of the Wild . 10 Solà...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: feeling temporality as a countdown in hours, days, or months, terminality is experienced as a body ticking with the sound of its own end. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 cancer mortality immortality prognosis terminal afterlife medical anthropology secularism Sometime in June...