Sound, Space and Sociality in Contemporary Japan

by Hankins, Joseph D.

Routledge | December 6, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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This book argues that sound - as it is created, transmitted, and perceived - plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From right-wing sound trucks to left-wing protests, from early 20th century jazz cafes to contemporary avant-garde art forms, from the sounds of U.S. military presence to exuberant performances organized in opposition, the book, rich in ethnographic detail, contributes to sensory anthropology and the anthropology of contemporary Japan.

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Published: December 6, 2013

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1135018502

ISBN - 13: 9781135018504

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Sound, Space and Sociality in Contemporary Japan

by Hankins, Joseph D.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 6, 2013

Publisher: Routledge

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1135018502

ISBN - 13: 9781135018504

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This book argues that sound - as it is created, transmitted, and perceived - plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From right-wing sound trucks to left-wing protests, from early 20th century jazz cafes to contemporary avant-garde art forms, from the sounds of U.S. military presence to exuberant performances organized in opposition, the book, rich in ethnographic detail, contributes to sensory anthropology and the anthropology of contemporary Japan.