Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City Lorraine Plourde

Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City

Author: Lorraine Plourde
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Book Title
Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City
Author
Lorraine Plourde
ISBN
9780819578846
Ethnographic analysis of urban music in JapanTokyo Listening examines how the sensory experience of the city informs how people listen to both music and everyday, ubiquitous sounds. Drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of sound studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology and over fifteen years of ethnographic fieldwork in Japan, Lorraine Plourde traces the linkages between sound and urban space. She examines listening cultures via four main ethnographic sites in Tokyo--an experimental music venue, classical music cafes, office workspaces, and department stores--looking specifically at how such auditory sensibilities are cultivated. The book brings together two different types of spaces into the same frame of reference: places people go to specifically for the music, and spaces where the music comes to them. Tokyo Listening examines the sensory experience of urban listening as a planned and multifaceted dimension of everyday city life, ultimately exploring the relationship between sound, comfort, happiness, and productivity.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Lorraine PlourdePublisher: Wesleyan University PressPublished: 07/02/2019ISBN: 9780819578846Pages: 220Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d
Ethnographic analysis of urban music in Japan

Tokyo Listening examines how the sensory experience of the city informs how people listen to both music and everyday, ubiquitous sounds. Drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of sound studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology and over fifteen years of ethnographic fieldwork in Japan, Lorraine Plourde traces the linkages between sound and urban space. She examines listening cultures via four main ethnographic sites in Tokyo--an experimental music venue, classical music cafes, office workspaces, and department stores--looking specifically at how such auditory sensibilities are cultivated. The book brings together two different types of spaces into the same frame of reference: places people go to specifically for the music, and spaces where the music comes to them. Tokyo Listening examines the sensory experience of urban listening as a planned and multifaceted dimension of everyday city life, ultimately exploring the relationship between sound, comfort, happiness, and productivity.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lorraine Plourde
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 07/02/2019
ISBN: 9780819578846
Pages: 220
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d
Ethnographic analysis of urban music in Japan

Tokyo Listening examines how the sensory experience of the city informs how people listen to both music and everyday, ubiquitous sounds. Drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of sound studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology and over fifteen years of ethnographic fieldwork in Japan, Lorraine Plourde traces the linkages between sound and urban space. She examines listening cultures via four main ethnographic sites in Tokyo--an experimental music venue, classical music cafes, office workspaces, and department stores--looking specifically at how such auditory sensibilities are cultivated. The book brings together two different types of spaces into the same frame of reference: places people go to specifically for the music, and spaces where the music comes to them. Tokyo Listening examines the sensory experience of urban listening as a planned and multifaceted dimension of everyday city life, ultimately exploring the relationship between sound, comfort, happiness, and productivity.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Lorraine Plourde
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Published: 07/02/2019
ISBN: 9780819578846
Pages: 220
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d