Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives - it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an "acoustic politics of space" by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and
Underground : busking, acousmatics, and the echo Home : ethical volumes of silence and noise Sidewalk : steps, gait, and rhythmic journey-forms Street : auditory latching, cars, and the dynamics of vibration Shopping mall : muzak, mishearing, and the productive volatility of feedback Sky : radio, spatial urbanism, and cultures of transmission.
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-266) and index.