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Title Talking and listening in the age of modernity : essays on the history of sound / edited by Joy Damousi and Desley Deacon.

Published Canberra : ANU E Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.2 TALK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 187 pages : illustrations map. ; 25 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliogprahic references.
Contents 1. A 'Roaring Decade': listening to the Australian gold-fields / Diane Collins -- 2. A Complex Kind of Training: Cities, technologies and sound in jazz-age Europe / James Donald -- 3. Speech, Children and the Federation Movement / Alan Atkinson -- 4. Sounds of History: Oratory and the fantasy of male power / Marilyn Lake -- 5. Hunting the Wild Reciter: Elocution and the Art of Recitation / Peter Kirkpatrick -- 6. World English? How an Australian Invented 'Good American Speech' / Desley Deacon -- 7. 'The Australian Has a Lazy Way of Talking': Australian character and accent, 1920s - 1940s / Joy Damousi -- 8. Towards a History of the Australian Accent / Bruce Moore -- 9. Voice, Power and Modernity / Bruce Johnson -- 10. Modernity, Intimacy and Early Australian Commercial Radio / Bridget Griffen-Foley -- 11. Talking Salvation for the Silent Majority: Projecting new possibilities of modernity in the Australian cinema / 19291933 / Brian Yecies.
Summary Summary: "Historians have, until recently, been silent about sound. This collection of essays on talking and listening in the age of modernity brings together major Australian scholars who have followed Alain Corbinʼs injunction that historians ʻcan no longer afford to neglect materials pertaining to auditory perceptionʼ. Ranging from the sound of gunfire on the Australian gold-fields to Alfred Deakinʼs virile oratory, these essays argue for the influence of the auditory in forming individual and collective subjectivities; the place of speech in understanding individual and collective endeavours; the centrality of speech in marking and negating difference and in struggles for power; and the significance of the technologies of radio and film in forming modern cultural identities."--Publisher description.
Other formats Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at the publisher's home page:
Other author Damousi, Joy, 1961-
Deacon, Desley.
ANU E Press.
Subject Sounds.
Auditory perception -- Social aspects -- Australia.
Oral communication -- Social aspects -- Australia.
ISBN 9781921313479 (paperback) $24.95