Barking and blaring: City sounds in wartime

Annelies Jacobs

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This chapter deals with sound as part of everyday life in Amsterdam during the Second World War and, by drawing on diaries, investigates how its citizens reacted to new sounds, altered meanings of sounds and the disappearance of familiar sounds. To “bridge” our distance to this historical soundscape, the analytical framework sheds light on the historical relations between the material aspects of the soundscape (ecology of sound), interventions in sound (politics of sound) and the meanings involved (semiotics of sound).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSounds of War and Peace
Subtitle of host publicationSoundscapes of European Cities in 1945
EditorsRenata Tańczuk, Sławomir Wieczorek
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherPeter Lang
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-631-75347-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-75336-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

SeriesEastern European Studies in Musicology

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