Nazi Soundscapes : Sound, Technology and Urban Space in Germany, 1933-1945
- Birdsall, Carolyn
- Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (274 pages)
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- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Modern Sound and the Metropolis; Modern Modes of Listening; Theorising Listening Attention and Sound Technology; Researching Historical Soundscapes; 1. Affirmative Resonances in Urban Space; Auditory Perception and Affirmative Resonance; Sonic Brawling and Aesthetic Occupations of Public Space; Publicising Songs, Institutionalising Schlageter; The Call for National Awakening; Conclusion; 2. The Festivalisation of the Everyday; A Festival for Everyone?; Radio and the Modern Festival; Festive Exclusions: The Carnival Heimat.
Anti-Semitic Violence as FestivalConclusion; 3. Mobilising Sound for the Nation at War; Imagining National Community; Radio Sounds as National Celebration; Alarm Sounds as Acoustic Signals; Suspicious Sounds; Conclusion; 4. Cinema as a Gesamtkunstwerk?; The Gesamtkunstwerk in Cinema; Acoustic Metaphors: From Symphony to Postcard; Rhythmic Harmony: Sound as a Controlled Event; Synchronising the Nazi Era?; Conclusion; Afterword: Echoes of the Past; Notes; Introduction; Notes to Chapter 1; Notes to Chapter 2; Notes to Chapter 3; Notes to Chapter 4; Notes to Afterword; Bibliography.
Interviews (Selection)Track List; Track 1 [03:05 mins]; Track 2 [03:18 mins]; Track 3 [02:05 mins]; Track 4 [27:55 mins]; Track 5 [02:30 mins]; Track 6 [00:30 mins]; Index; Index of Names; Index of Subjects.
- Following the formation of the German National Socialist Party in the 1920s, various forms of sound (popular music, voice, noise and silence) and media technology (radio and loudspeaker systems) were configured as useful to the party's political programme. Focusing on the urban ""soundscape"" of Dusseldorf, the author makes a persuasive case for investigating such sound events and technological devices in their specific contexts of production and reception. Nazi Soundscapes identifies strategies for controlling space and reworking identity patterns, but also the ongoing difficulties in manipul.
- Propaganda—Germany—History—20th century
- Mass media and propaganda—Germany—History—20th century
- Social control—Germany—History—20th century
- Communication—Psychological aspects
- 20th century
- c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) Mod
- Economics, finance, business and management
- Fascism and Nazism
- Industry and industrial studies
- Media, information and communication industries
- Modern period, c 1500 onwards
- Political control and freedoms
- Political ideologies
- Politics and government
- Radio and television industry
- Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
- Mass media and propaganda
- Social control
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-254) and indexes.
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