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Listening To Nineteenth Century America

Author : Mark Michael Smith
ISBN : 0807849820
Genre : History
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Arguing for the importance of the aural dimension of history, Mark M. Smith contends that to understand what it meant to be northern or southern, slave or free--to understand sectionalism and the attitudes toward modernity that led to the Civil War--we mu

Listening In

Author : Susan J. Douglas
ISBN : 9781452907048
Genre : History
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Few inventions evoke such nostalgia, such deeply personal and vivid memories as radio—from Amos ’n’ Andy and Edward R. Murrow to Wolfman Jack and Howard Stern. Listening In is the first in-depth history of how radio culture and content have kneaded and expanded the American psyche. But Listening In is more than a history. It is also a reconsideration of what listening to radio has done to American culture in the twentieth century and how it has brought a completely new auditory dimension to our lives. Susan Douglas explores how listening has altered our day-to-day experiences and our own generational identities, cultivating different modes of listening in different eras; how radio has shaped our views of race, gender roles, ethnic barriers, family dynamics, leadership, and the generation gap. With her trademark wit, Douglas has created an eminently readable cultural history of radio.

The Oxford Handbook Of Music Listening In The 19th And 20th Centuries

Author : Christian Thorau
ISBN : 9780190466978
Genre : Music
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An idealized image of European concert-goers has long prevailed in historical overviews of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This act of listening was considered to be an invisible and amorphous phenomenon, a naturally given mode of perception. This narrative influenced the conditions of listening from the selection of repertoire to the construction of concert halls and programmes. However, as listening moved from the concert hall to the opera house, street music, and jazz venues, new and visceral listening traditions evolved. In turn, the art of listening was shaped by phenomena of the modern era including media innovation and commercialization. This Handbook asks whether, how, and why practices of music listening changed as the audience moved from pleasure gardens and concert venues in the eighteenth century to living rooms in the twentieth century, and mobile devices in the twenty-first. Through these questions, chapters enable a differently conceived history of listening and offer an agenda for future research.

Listening To War

Author : J. Martin Daughtry
ISBN : 9780199361519
Genre : Music
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To witness war is, in large part, to hear it. And to survive it is, among other things, to have listened to it--and to have listened through it. Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq is a groundbreaking study of the centrality of listening to the experience of modern warfare. Based on years of ethnographic interviews with U.S. military service members and Iraqi civilians, as well as on direct observations of wartime Iraq, author J. Martin Daughtry reveals how these populations learned to extract valuable information from the ambient soundscape while struggling with the deleterious effects that it produced in their ears, throughout their bodies, and in their psyches. Daughtry examines the dual-edged nature of sound--its potency as a source of information and a source of trauma--within a sophisticated conceptual frame that highlights the affective power of sound and the vulnerability and agency of individual auditors. By theorizing violence through the prism of sound and sound through the prism of violence, Daughtry provides a productive new vantage point for examining these strangely conjoined phenomena. Two chapters dedicated to wartime music in Iraqi and U.S. military contexts show how music was both an important instrument of the military campaign and the victim of a multitude of violent acts throughout the war. A landmark work within the study of conflict, sound studies, and ethnomusicology, Listening to War will expand your understanding of the experience of armed violence, and the experience of sound more generally. At the same time, it provides a discrete window into the lives of individual Iraqis and Americans struggling to orient themselves within the fog of war.

Who S Listening?

Author : Robert J.E. Silvery
ISBN : 9781315444239
Genre : Social Science
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This book, first published in 1974, is the story of BBC Audience Research, a behind-the-scenes activity that has always been the subject of some curiosity. It describes the early, tentative experiments, designed both to develop ways of applying the techniques of social research to broadcasting and to win the confidence of BBC staff. The way World War II, which deprived programme planners of many of their familiar landmarks, acted as a fillip to audience research, which emerged at the end of the war as an established and accepted adjunct to broadcasting, is described in detail.

Listening To British Nature

Author : Michael Guida
ISBN : 9780190085537
Genre : Music
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Listening to British Nature: Wartime, Radio, and Modern Life, 1914-1945 traces the impact of sounds and rhythm of the natural world and how they were listened, interpreted, and used amid the pressures of modern life to in early twentieth-century Britain. Author Michael Guida argues that despite and sometimes because of the chaos of wartime and the struggle to recover, nature's voices were drawn close to provide everyday security, sustenance and a sense of the future. Nature's sonic presences were not obliterated by the noise of war, the advent of radio broadcasting and the rush of the everyday, rather they came to complement and provide alternatives to modern modes of living. Listening to British Nature examines how trench warfare demanded the creation of new listening cultures in order to understand danger and to imagine survival. It tells of the therapeutic communities who used quiet and rural rhythms to restore shell-shocked soldiers and of ramblers who sought to immerse themselves in the sensualities of the outdoors, revealing how home-front listening in the Blitz was punctuated by birdsong broadcast by the BBC. In focusing on the sensing of sounds and rhythms, this study demonstrates how nature retained its emotional potency as the pace and unpredictabilities of life seemed to increase and new man-made sounds and sonic media appeared all around. To listen to nature during this time was to cultivate an intimate connection with its vibrations and to sense an enduring order and beauty that could be taken into the future.

Listening On The Short Waves 1945 To Today

Author : Jerome S. Berg
ISBN : 9780786451999
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This book presents the histories of the major North American shortwave clubs and reviews the professional and listener-generated shortwave literature of the era. It also covers the DX programs and other listening fare to which shortwave listeners were most attracted and the QSL-cards they sought as confirmation of their reception."--Provided by publisher.

The Wisdom Of Listening

Author : Mark Brady
ISBN : 9780861719860
Genre : Religion
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The benefits of practicing true listening are very real. Through refining our listening skills, we not only understand just what to say; we also understand when not to say anything at all. We become more open, present, and responsive. In turn, we renew the sense of peace within ourselves. And the effects on our romantic, family, and professional relationships are undeniable. In The Wisdom of Listening, award-winning author, teacher, and trainer Dr. Mark Brady and contributors that include Ram Dass and A.H. Almaas, help us to develop the "listening warrior" inside us all. Inspiring and easy to follow, the lessons here can transform the ways that we interact with others, whether in a large meeting or in a face-to-face encounter. Listening is almost a lost art: some of us may have forgotten how to do it; some of us may have never quite learned. The Wisdom of Listening gives readers the skills to overcome our culture's tendency towards distraction and reaction, and to be more fully in the world.

Listening In Detail

Author : Alexandra T. Vazquez
ISBN : 9780822378877
Genre : Music
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Listening in Detail is an original and impassioned take on the intellectual and sensory bounty of Cuban music as it circulates between the island, the United States, and other locations. It is also a powerful critique of efforts to define "Cuban music" for ethnographic examination or market consumption. Contending that the music is not a knowable entity but a spectrum of dynamic practices that elude definition, Alexandra T. Vazquez models a new way of writing about music and the meanings assigned to it. "Listening in detail" is a method invested in opening up, rather than pinning down, experiences of Cuban music. Critiques of imperialism, nationalism, race, and gender emerge in fragments and moments, and in gestures and sounds through Vazquez's engagement with Alfredo Rodríguez's album Cuba Linda (1996), the seventy-year career of the vocalist Graciela Pérez, the signature grunt of the "Mambo King" Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban music documentaries of the 1960s, and late-twentieth-century concert ephemera.

The Performance Of Listening In Postcolonial Francophone Culture

Author : Jennifer Solheim
ISBN : 9781786948458
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Performance of Listening in Postcolonial Francophone Culture argues that globalized media has allowed for efficient transmission of transnational culture, and in turn, our everyday experiences are informed by sounds ranging from voices, to music, to advertising, to bombs, and beyond. In considering cultural works from French-speaking North Africa and the Middle East all published or released in France from 1962-2011, Solheim’s study of listening across cultural genres will be of interest to any scholar or lay person curious about contemporary postcolonial France. This book is also a primer to contemporary Francophone culture from North Africa and the Middle East. Some of the French-speaking world’s most renowned and adored artists are the subject of this study, including preeminent Algerian feminist novelist, filmmaker and historian Assia Djebar (1936-2015), the first writer of the Maghreb to become part of the Académie Française; celebrated Iranian graphic novelist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums); the lauded Lebanese-Québecois playwright and dramaturge Wajdi Mouawad (Littorial, Incendies), and Lebanese comic artist and avant jazz trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj, whose improvisation with Israeli fighter jets during the 2006 Israeli War, “Starry Night,” catapulted him to global recognition. An interdisciplinary study of contemporary Francophone cultures, this book will be of interest to French scholars and students in literary studies, performance studies, gender studies, anthropology, history, and ethnomusicology.

Proficiency In Listening And Reading Comprehension

Author : Hidayet Tuncay
Genre : Study Aids
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Proficiency in Listening and Reading Comprehension Hidayet TUNCAY The book is intended to help pre-intermediate (CEFR-B1), intermediate (CEFR-B2), upper-intermediate (CEFR-C1) and advanced (CEFR-C2) learners of English who are preparing for proficiency examinations, such as TOEFL, KPDS (Language Proficiency test for Government Employees), FCE (First Certificate in English), CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), University Preparatory School Exemption Tests and mainly the Turkish Army Personnel who will take Genel Dil and ECL (English Comprehension Level). In chapter one, Advanced Reference Grammar Practice covering 10 major sections of the English Language grammar are presented with specific examples and supported with tests and exercises. In the end of this chapter a GATE (Grammar Achievement Test in English) test is given. Chapter two contains a listening part that covers three main sections: intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced. The passages contain nearly 30 different topics ranging from economy to military and are made up of 42 comprehension passages and 15 paragraphs. To ensure the learners' listening comprehension, almost 300 questions are given. All the passages in this chapter were professionally recorded by 2 native speakers of English. In chapter three, specifically chosen reading comprehension passages are given in four separate sections: intermediate (B1), upper-intermediate (B2), advanced (C1) and authentic (C2). The chapter has been reorganized and new passages are included within 67 passages in almost 30 different topics. Chapter four, Word practice covers academic, scientific, social and TOEFL, Genel Dil and ECL vocabulary. Various exercises and tests are given. Most confused and misused words are covered as well. Chapter five is the testing section which includes practice tests such as 3 English Proficiency Practice Tests with listening sections, 4 vocabulary and reading comprehension based English Screening Tests and 1 Proficiency Practice Test for general English Proficiency. All tests cover 800 questions based on listening, reading, structure and vocabulary related to both technical and social subjects. The book covers various exercises such as 403 comprehensive exercises in the grammar chapter with a complete test of GATE-Grammar Achievement Test in English. 254 open end and multiple choice exercises are in listening comprehension. Reading Comprehension chapter covers 746 comprehensive exercises to improve learners’ reading comprehension. In Word Practice chapter, 198 exercises are given to practice various academic vocabularies which learners may encounter while practicing language for various exams.

In The Shadow Of The Great War

Author : Kirsty Bennett
ISBN : 9780750993425
Genre : History
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The military toll of World War I is widely known: millions of Britons were mobilised, many thousands killed or wounded, and the landscape of British society changed forever. But how was the conflict experienced by the people of Surrey on the home front? Surrey Heritage’s project Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers has, over the four-year centenary commemoration, explored the wartime stories of Surrey’s people and places. The project’s discoveries are here captured through text, case studies and images. This book chronicles the mobilisation of Surrey men, the training of foreign troops in the county, objection to military service, defence against invasion, voluntary work and fundraising, the experiences of women and children, shortages, industrial supply to the armed forces and the commemoration of Surrey’s dead. Drawing heavily on the rich archives of Surrey Heritage, it is an engaging exploration of a county in the shadow of the first globalised war between industrialised nations.

The Indian Listener

Author : All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 07-07-1942 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Fortnightly NUMBER OF PAGES: 87 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. VII, No. 14 BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 25-88 ARTICLE: 1. From These Beginnings 2. The Tallest Mast 3. Peshawar: Studios And Office Building 4. Music Of The Pathans AUTHOR: Unknown KEYWORDS: 1. North-West Frontier, Lord Lytton, Malakand Hydro-Electric Scheme 2. Peshawar Station, Mediumwave Transmitter, Aerial Mast 3. AIR Peshawar, North Circular Road, Reverberation Time 4. North-West Frontier Province, Pushtu Language, Tappa, Sindh hairvin, Lobha, Pathans Document ID: INL-1942 (J-D) Vol- II (02)

Somebody S Listening

Author : Larry J. Sarantha
ISBN : 9781982228156
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Somebody’s Listening is the awe-inspiring true story of a seeker’s mystical journey of awakening and fulfillment. This enlightening journey traces a long arc from a revealing California childhood in the fifties through the sixties and on to adulthood, when a decades-long spiritual journey begins under the tutelage of a Chinese Taoist-Buddhist priest in the summer of 1980. A truly auspicious and mystical event happens that summer, the first of many illuminating experiences during the long apprenticeship. Written with grace and expansion, this book brings the reader along a journey of inconceivable wonder, filled with spiritual insights, practical guidelines, and revelatory realizations that are both current and ancient. Somebody’s Listening is spiritual nourishment, intended to inspire the cultivation of spiritual values in daily life through Taoist and Buddhist principles and practice and to bring awareness of something greater than ourselves in the hopes all might find peace.

Listening To Rosita

Author : Mary Ann Villarreal
ISBN : 9780806153223
Genre : Business & Economics
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Everybody in the bar had to drop a quarter in the jukebox or be shamed by “Momo” Villarreal. It wasn’t about the money, Mary Ann Villarreal’s grandmother insisted. It was about the music—more songs for all the patrons of the Pecan Lounge in Tivoli, Texas. But for Mary Ann, whose schoolbooks those quarters bought, the money didn’t hurt. When as an adult Villarreal began to wonder how the few recordings of women singers made their way into that jukebox, questions about the money seemed inseparable from those about the music. In Listening to Rosita, Villarreal seeks answers by pursuing the story of a small group of Tejana singers and entrepreneurs in Corpus Christi, Houston, and San Antonio—the “Texas Triangle”—during the mid-twentieth century. Ultimately she recovers a social world and cultural landscape in central south Texas where Mexican American women negotiated the shifting boundaries of race and economics to assert a public presence. Drawing on oral history, interviews, and insights from ethnic and gender studies, Listening to Rosita provides a counternarrative to previous research on la música tejana, which has focused almost solely on musicians or musical genres. Villarreal instead chronicles women’s roles and contributions to the music industry. In spotlighting the sixty-year singing career of San Antonian Rosita Fernández, the author pulls the curtain back on all the women whose names and stories have been glaringly absent from the ethnic and economic history of Tejana music and culture. In this oral history of the Tejana cantantes who performed and owned businesses in the Texas Triangle, Listening to Rosita shows how ethnic Mexican entrepreneurs developed a unique identity in striving for success in a society that demeaned and segregated them. In telling their story, this book supplies a critical chapter long missing from the history of the West.

Listening To Killers

Author : James Garbarino
ISBN : 9780520958746
Genre : Psychology
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Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood. He places the emotional and moral damage of each individual killer within a larger scientific framework of social, psychological, anthropological, and biological research on human development. By linking individual cases to broad social and cultural issues and illustrating the social toxicity and unresolved trauma that drive some people to kill, Dr. Garbarino highlights the humanity we share with killers and the role of understanding and empathy in breaking the cycle of violence.

Listening Is Learning

Author : Frank Thoms
ISBN : 9781475840155
Genre : Education
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Listening is Learning invites young teachers to seek the knowledge and advice of former teachers, retired educators, respected veterans, and fellow newcomers. It encourages them to step away from their isolated classrooms and search for best ideas, methods, materials, insights––and moments of success, epiphanies, struggles, methodologies.

Listening In Language Learning

Author : Michael Rost
ISBN : 9781317901631
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Examines listening as both a means of achieving understanding and as a teachable skill. The underlying theme of the volume is that an integration of cognitive, social, and educational perspectives is necessary in order to characterise effectively what listening ability is and how it may develop. It introduces listening from a cognitive perspective, and presents a detailed investigation of listening in social and educational contexts. The study concludes with an analysis of how listening development can be incorporated effectively into curriculum design.

They Re Not Listening

Author : Ryan James Girdusky
ISBN : 9781642935004
Genre : Political Science
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The election of Donald Trump in America and the referendum on European Union membership in the United Kingdom, otherwise known as Brexit, sent shockwaves throughout the world. Cosmopolitan elites across the globe never saw this populist uprising coming and still do not understand it. People across the globe have been increasingly voting for national-populist politicians over the last twenty years. The current nationalist-populist revolt started long before Donald Trump came down his golden escalator, and even before Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to hold a referendum vote on the EU. It wasn’t isolated to rundown towns in Northern England or the Midwest, and it wasn’t solely because of demographic changes, ignorance, intolerance, or a “whitelash.” It was occurring because the elites chose to ignore voters’ concerns when it came to globalism and neoliberalism. Issues like mass immigration, war, economic inequality, and national sovereignty were sacrosanct to neoliberals, and ultimately, their unwillingness to concede on these issues built discontent among millions of people.

Listening For Crickets

Author : David Gifaldi
ISBN : 9781627796781
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With ears like a bat and webbed toes, it seems as if ten-yearold Jake could fly right out of reality into the freedom of his dreams. No more worries about asthma, special reading class, or his parents' fighting-just sky. But Jake can't simply fly away. There's his little sister, Cassie, to tell stories to when the night sounds become frightening, amazing facts to learn from his best friend Luke, and a safe place-Dragon's Nest-to build in the backyard. This beautifully written middle grade novel tells the courageous story of Jake-a night watchman-a protector in the truest sense of the word who finds hope in crickets, friends, teachers, and dreams.

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