Personal Listening Pleasures

Wall, Tim and Webber, Nick (2014) Personal Listening Pleasures. In: Routledge Companion to British Media History. Routledge, pp. 539-549. ISBN 9780415537186

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Personal listening technologies have been credited with the privatization of listening, yet this idea seems difficult to sustain. In exploring the history of personal listening, this chapter highlights the need to distinguish between notions of private and personal, along with their commonly used synonym, individual. This analysis compels the reader to consider personal listening within its broader cultural context, as something also public, collective and communal. Furthermore, in light of the long history of personal listening practices, it interrogates the complex relationship between technological and cultural imperatives, encouraging the reader to question their assumptions about the causes of cultural change.

Item Type: Book Section
4 September 2014Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: media studies, media, communications, media history, mass media
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Nick Webber
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 09:47
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 16:17

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