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Description - Sound Moves by Michael Bull

This innovative study opens up a new area in sociological and urban studies: the aural experience of the social, mediated through mobile technologies of communication. Whilst we live in a world dominated by visual epistemologies of urban experience, yet Michael Bull argues it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the 21st. Century. This book in using the example of the Apple iPod investigates the way in which we use sound to construct key areas of our daily lives. The author argues that the Apple iPod acts as an urban Sherpa for many of its users and in doing so joins the mobile army of technologies that many of us habitually use to accompany our daily lives. Through our use of such mobile and largely sound based devices, the book demonstrates how and why the spaces of the city are being transformed right in front of our ears.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415257527
ISBN-10: 0415257522
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Bull

Michael Bull is Reader in Media and Film Studies at the University of Sussex.

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