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Ubiquitous Listening Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity

ISBN-10: 0520275160
ISBN-13: 9780520275164
Edition: 2013
Authors: Anahid Kassabian
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Description: How does the constant presence of music in modern life--on iPods, in shops and elevators, on television--affect the way we listen? With so much of this sound, whether imposed or chosen, only partially present to us, is the act of listening degraded  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

How does the constant presence of music in modern life--on iPods, in shops and elevators, on television--affect the way we listen? With so much of this sound, whether imposed or chosen, only partially present to us, is the act of listening degraded by such passive listening? InUbiquitous Listening,Anahid Kassabian investigates the many sounds that surround us and argues that this ubiquity has led to different kinds of listening. Kassabian argues for a new examination of the music we do not normally hear (and by implication, that we do), one that examines the way it is used as a marketing tool and a mood modulator, and exploring the ways we engage with this music.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ubiquitous Listening
Listening to Video Art and the Problem of Too Many Homelands
"Boom!" is the Next Big Thing
Musicals Hit the Small Screen
Improvising Diasporan Identities: Armenian Jazz
Would You Like Some World Music with Your Latte?
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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