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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Bioacoustics

Mickey Vallee.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 2

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 6034 words.

Through an exploration of the use of technology within bioacoustics and the interpretation of the resultant data in order to assess human acoustic impact on nonhuman species, Mickey Vallee...

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Radio Imaginaries

Morten Michelsen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 1

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 10701 words.

Morten Michelsen deals with a number of dualities—intimate/social, private/public, and introvert/extrovert—that are evident in the imaginative production and, especially, consumption of...

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Voice Dipped in Black

Shanara R. Reid-Brinkley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 9296 words.

At the turn of the century, the University of Louisville’s Malcolm X Debate Program, a mostly Black student group, founded a small grassroots movement in competitive college debate....

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Imagining Acoustic Spaces through Listening and Acoustic Ecology

Barry Truax.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 1

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 7290 words.

Using the concept of acoustic ecology as his bulwark, Barry Truax theorizes listening as an embodied interface to our auditory environment. Acoustic spaces, Truax argues, should be...

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Epilogue

Jody Kreiman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 9904 words.

The study of voice and voice quality has long been characterized by segregation across disciplinary lines, with little interchange of data or ideas between scholars who do not share the...

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Challenging Voices

Jessica A. Schwartz and April L. Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies. 10075 words.

The Marshallese Educational Initiative has focused on intercultural pedagogy and outreach with projects such as the Marshallese Oral History Project and Digital Music Archive (MOHP),...

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Online Music Sites as Sonic Sociotechnical Communities: Identity, Reputation, and Technology at ACIDplanet.com

Trevor Pinch and Katherine Athanasiades.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Applied Music. 10623 words.

This article focuses upon one form of digital music making that is created and shared among Internet users. Websites dedicated to this new form of musical production and consumption are...

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Shifting Metaphors in the Conceptualization of Musical Knowledge and Learning

Petter Dyndahl.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination, Volume 1

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Sound Studies; Music Cognition. 11911 words.

In a chapter that takes its point of departure in a prophetic citation concerning sound and music by Francis Bacon, Petter Dyndahl examines how different epistemological positions and...

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The Search for the “Killer Application”: Drawing the Boundaries around the Sonification of Scientific Data

Alexandra Supper.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Applied Music. 10107 words.

While the ears interpret information all the time, the usage of sound to represent scientific data remains contested. This article deals with the sonification of scientific data. It focuses...

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Analog Turns Digital: Hip-Hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity

Rayvon Fouché.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Ethnomusicology. 10054 words.

The history of the black diaspora is full with examples of the ways music has enabled various black cultural communities to cope with racial oppression. This article explains how...

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