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The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book about Noise

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Noise is usually defined as unwanted sound: loud music from a neighbor, the honk of a taxicab, the roar of a supersonic jet. But as Garret Keizer illustrates in this probing examination, noise is as much about what we want as about what we seek to avoid. It has been a byproduct of human striving since ancient times even as it has become a significant cause of disease in our own. At heart, noise provides a key for understanding some of our most pressing issues, from social inequality to climate change.

In a journey that leads us from the Tanzanian veldt to the streets of New York, Keizer deftly explores the political ramifications of noise, Americas central role in a loud world, and the environmental sustainability of a quieter one. The result is a deeply satisfying book—one guaranteed to change how we hear the world, and how we measure our own personal volume within it.

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An acclaimed writer investigates the hidden political, social, and environmental costs of that ancient phenomenon we call noise

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“Shrewd…. As the effortlessly intelligent Mr. Keizer points out, noise is among the thorniest class issues of our time, and we tend to utterly ignore its meanings.”—New York Times

About the Author

Garret Keizer is a contributing editor to Harpers Magazine, a recent Guggenheim Fellow, and the author of five acclaimed books. His essays and poems have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Smithsonian.org, and The Village Voice. He lives with his wife in northeastern Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610391108
Author:
Keizer, Garret
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Acoustics & Sound
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 22.2 oz

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