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Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Florence Feiereisen and Alexandra Merley Hill


The increasing popularity of the field of Sound Studies marks the sonic turn in cultural studies since the millennium. This compilation draws on a number of diverse fields, including journalism, history, cultural studies, music, architecture, and art history, to ask what Germany sounds like. The book is divided into five sections, organized thematically. The first section, “New Sounds in the Twentieth Century,” considers the rise of urban sound in the early 1900s and the radio play in the post-war years. Section two, “Defining Space through Sound,” focuses on the interactions between sound and ... More

Keywords: sound studies, sonic turn, acoustic surveillance, space, soundscapes, teaching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199759392
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Florence Feiereisen, editor
Middlebury College

Alexandra Merley Hill, editor
University of Portland