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Sonic Persuasion Reading Sound in the Recorded Age

ISBN-10: 0252077954

ISBN-13: 9780252077951

Edition: 2011

Authors: Greg Goodale

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Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Agecritically analyzes a range of sounds on vocal and musical recordings, on the radio, in film, and in cartoons to show how sounds are used to persuade in subtle ways. Greg Goodale explains how and to what effect sounds can be "read" like an aural text, demonstrating this method by examining important audio cues such as dialect, pausing, and accent in presidential recordings at the turn of the twentieth century. Goodale also shows how clocks, locomotives, and machinery are utilized in film and literature to represent frustration and anxiety about modernity, and how race and other forms of identity came to be represented by sound during the interwar period.In highlighting common sounds of industry and war in popular media, Sonic Persuasionalso demonstrates how programming producers and governmental agencies employed sound to evoke a sense of fear in listeners. Goodale provides important links to other senses, especially the visual, to give fuller meaning to interpretations of identity, culture, and history in sound.Greg Goodale is assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University and the coeditor of Arguments About Animal Ethics.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Reading Sound
Fitting Sounds
Machine Mouth
The Race of Sound
Sounds of War
On Sound Criticism
Notes
Index