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dc.contributor.editorHaukamp, Iris
dc.contributor.editorHoene, Christin
dc.contributor.editorSmith, Martyn David
dc.description.abstractThis book examines the meanings, uses, and agency of voice, noise, sound, and sound technologies across Asia. Including a series of wide-ranging and interdisciplinary case studies, the book reveals sound as central to the experience of modernity in Asia and as essential to the understanding of the historical processes of cultural, social, political, and economic transformation throughout the long twentieth century. Presenting a broad range of topics – from the changing sounds of the Kyoto kimono making industry to radio in late colonial India – the book explores how the study of Asian sound cultures offers greater insight into historical accounts of local and global transformation. Challenging us to rethink and reassemble important categories in sound studies, this book will be a vital resource for students and scholars of sound studies, Asian studies, history, postcolonial studies, and media studies.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Contemporary Asia Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music::AVA Theory of music & musicology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.otherAsian; Christin; Cultures; Haukamp; Hoene; Iris; Matyn; Noise; Smith; Sound; Technology; Voice; Ethnomusicology; Performance
dc.titleAsian Sound Cultures
dc.title.alternativeVoice, Noise, Sound, Technology
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter Introducing Asian Sound Cultures
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 5 The ‘hell of modern sound’
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 7 Listening to the talkies
oapen.relation.hasChapterChapter 10 Early radio in late colonial India

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  • Haukamp, Iris; Hoene, Christin; Smith, Martyn David (2023)
    In this brief introduction we highlight the importance of broadening the cartography of sound studies beyond the West. Over the last decade or so, the geographical range of sound studies has rapidly broadened at the ...
  • Smith, Martyn David (2023)
    Contemporary Japan is loud. Many scholars have argued that the Japanese have a cultural propensity to embrace urban noise. Yet little research has been done on the history of urban noise in Japan. Far from passively accepting ...
  • Haukamp, Iris (2023)
    This chapter examines the choices made regarding film sound—music, sound, and noise—for creating a target-oriented image of Japan for the anticipated German audience in Atarashiki tsuchi (New Earth aka Die Tochter des ...

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