Society, Culture and the Auditory Imagination in Modern France

The Humanity of Hearing
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ISBN-13:
9781137455352
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
169
Autor:
I. Sykes
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book examines the striking way in which medical and scientific work on hearing in 18th and 19th-century France helped to shape modern French society and culture. The author argues that of all the senses hearing offered the greatest resources for remodelling the idea of the universal human condition within the modern French historical setting.
Introduction 1. Medicine, Science and the Auditory Imagination 2. The Juge-Auditeur and Hearing the People 3. Hearing and Spaces of Medical Care 4. The Blind and the Communication-Object 5. Sound, Health and the Auditory Body-Politic Conclusion
This book examines the striking way in which medical and scientific work on hearing in 18th and 19th-century France helped to shape modern French society and culture. The author argues that of all the senses hearing offered the greatest resources for remodelling the idea of the universal human condition within the modern French historical setting.

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