Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology And Urban Space In Germany, 1933-1945 by Carolyn BirdsallNazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology And Urban Space In Germany, 1933-1945 by Carolyn Birdsall

Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology And Urban Space In Germany, 1933-1945

byCarolyn Birdsall

Paperback | December 15, 2012

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Many images of Nazi propaganda are universally recognizable, and symbolize the ways that the National Socialist party manipulated German citizens. What might an examination of the party’s various uses of sound reveal? In Nazi Soundscapes, Carolyn Birdsall offers an in-depth analysis of the cultural significance of sound and new technologies like radio and loudspeaker systems during the rise of the National Socialist party in the 1920s to the end of World War II. Focusing specifically on the urban soundscape of Düsseldorf, this study examines both the production and reception of sound-based propaganda in the public and private spheres. Birdsall provides a vivid account of sound as a key instrument of social control, exclusion, and violence during Nazi Germany, and she makes a persuasive case for the power of sound within modern urban history.
Carolyn Birdsall is assistant professor of media studies at the University of Amsterdam.
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Title:Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology And Urban Space In Germany, 1933-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction

1. Affirmative Resonances in Urban Space
2. The Festivalisation of the Everyday
3. Mobilising Sound for the Nation at War
4. Cinema as a Gesamtkunstwerk?

Afterword: Echoes of the Past
Notes
Bibliography
Track List
Index