Sound technologies carry political agency and their related sound practices perform political agency too. Ever since sound studies first became a major research area in the early 2000s, this insight has motivated a growing body of research, much of which incorporates new theoretical and methodological approaches. Most recently, Jennifer Stoever's The Sonic Color Line (2016), Marie Thompson's Beyond Unwanted Sound (2017), and Spotify Teardown by Maria Eriksson et al. (2019) provide critical analyses of racialized sound, of the politics involved in sound cultures and regimes of articulation and silencing, and of the datafication of sound and listening. And while the details of some of its claims have been heavily contested again...
Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control, by Mack Hagood
HOLGER SCHULZE is Professor of Musicology at the University of Copenhagen and Principal Investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. His research focuses on the cultural history of the senses, sound in popular culture, and the anthropology of media. Recent publications include The Sonic Persona: An Anthropology of Sound (2018), Sound Works: A Cultural Theory of Sound Design (2019), and Sonic Fiction (2020), all issued by Bloomsbury.
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Holger Schulze; Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control, by Mack Hagood. Journal of the American Musicological Society 1 December 2020; 73 (3): 806–809. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2020.73.3.806
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