Table of contents for The audible past : cultural origins of sound reproduction / Jonathan Sterne.

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List of Figures ix

List of Abbreviations for Archival and Other
Historical Materials Cited xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Hello! I

1. Machines to Hear for Them 31

2. Techniques of Listening 87

3. Audile Technique and Media 37

4. Plastic Aurality: Technologies into Media I79

5. The Social Genesis of Sound Fidelity 215

6. A Resonant Tomb 287

Conclusion: Audible Futures 335

Notes 353

Bibliography  415

Index 437


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Sound Recording and reproducing History, Sound recording industry Social aspects, Sound in mass media, Sound recordings Social aspects, Popular culture