Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan
||Hankins, Joseph D.|
Stevens, Carolyn S.
|Series title:||Routledge Contemporary Japan Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $145.00|
| Book Description: |
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...