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Sound Moves: iPod Culture and Urban Experience (International Library of Sociology)

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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, Michael Bull argues that it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the twenty-first 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.

Synopsis:

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, Michael Bull argues that it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the twenty-first 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415257510
Author:
Bull, Michael
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Bull, M.
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Data Processing - Speech & Audio Processing
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Hardware - General
Subject:
Speech & Audio Processing
Subject:
Music -- Social aspects.
Subject:
IPod (Digital music player) - Social aspects
Subject:
Computers Reference-Speech and Audio Processing
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
International Library of Sociology
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
9.28x6.42x.65 in. .91 lbs.

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Business » Communication
Business » General
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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Speech and Audio Processing
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History and Social Science » Intercultural Communications » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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Product details 180 pages Routledge - English 9780415257510 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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, Michael Bull argues that it is not surprising that the Apple iPod, a sound based technology, is the first consumer cultural icon of the twenty-first 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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