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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (3 (136)): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2018
... are 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...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (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...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 69–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... transductions into audible sound. Atmosphere, ground, and ear are bound up in and yet differentiated through the moving force of sound. See also Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway ; Bennett, Vibrant Matter ; and Coole and Frost, New Materialisms . 7 Stadler, “On Whiteness and Sound Studies...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (2 (119)): 25–51.
Published: 01 June 2014
... 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 when sound is used “to modulate the physical, affective, and libidinal dynamics of populations, of bodies, of crowds.” He argues...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that inform work in a number of fields: black studies, sound studies, performance studies, and urban studies. The term phonic materiality serves here to address the question of 22 Brar · Architekture and Teklife in the Hyperghetto...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of the telephone, electricity was found to travel in waves, analogous to water, sound, and light energy. Although “inscription” has become an expansive theoretical term in science and media studies, often referring to writing and recording in gen...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (3): 25–46.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Politics .” Signs 41 , no. 2 ( 2016 ): 281 – 303 . Proctor Brittnay . “ ‘Shout It Out’: Patrice Rushen as Polyphonist and the Sounding of Black Women’s Affectability and Genius .” Journal of Popular Music Studies 29 , no. 4 ( 2017 ): 122 – 43 . Sharpe Christina...
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Social Text (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 (2017) 35 (4): 33–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Yetta Howard This article explores how queerness and industrial music work through each other in often contradictory and uneasy ways. This radical complementarity invites some of the most promising qualities of their statuses as antinormative manifestations of sexuality and sound. By bringing...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 123–145.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of 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...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 79–100.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., 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 technol- ogy; what appears as a simple, practical problem to engineers becomes an intensely political problem...
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Social Text (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 (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2010
... rifle. “The Kalash- nikov lifestyle is our business advantage,” he boasts.4 The sound of gunfire is constant; it is the sound track of the everyday. “This is music,” another young National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) fighter exults. “We love the music. . . . They play fantastically...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2001
... , edited by Ian Richard Netton, London: Croom Helm. Salameh, Nadim H. 1999 . Customary water-rights in mediaeval Wâdî Zabîd: some legal cases on al-'âdil bi'l-qanâ`ah. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 29 : 137 -42. al-Salmi, Abdullah b. Humayd. 1989 . Jawhar al-Nizam. Muscat...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 57–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Deborah R. Vargas This essay considers the afterlife of punk through an orientation of time and space in the spatiotemporality of the cantina (South Tejas working-class bar). With attention to the Tejas punk sounds of Piñata Protest and Girl in a Coma, I consider punk’s afterlife in the form...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (1 (102)): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., the laying down of that last desperate card, saved for one who threatens to depart forever. Gomez’s voice literally sounds like it is on its knees, holding onto a pant leg in a half-open doorway. At the same time, in its crisp and fluid play...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 123–134.
Published: 01 September 2013
... at the very heart of this song — Dakar improvised it in its original form and she improvises the scream for every performance thereafter. A scream, almost by definition, can have no set musical score; and while Dakar does repeat certain sounds and sequences...
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Social Text (2002) 20 (2 (71)): 21–47.
Published: 01 June 2002
... hole. —Ishmael Reed, Flight to Canada If you listen close to the music, you’ll find . . . my syste-systic humanistic sound to prove you, yeeaah. —Zapp, “It Doesn’t Really Matter” This essay takes up N. Katherine Hayles’s challenge to seize this critical moment in order...