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dc.contributor.authorEidsheim, Nina Sun
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-27 11:44:05
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T06:48:06Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T06:48:06Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1007897
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22281
dc.description.abstractIn The Race of Sound Nina Sun Eidsheim traces the ways in which sonic attributes that might seem natural, such as the voice and its qualities, are socially produced. Eidsheim illustrates how listeners measure race through sound and locate racial subjectivities in vocal timbre—the color or tone of a voice. Eidsheim examines singers Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday, and Jimmy Scott as well as the vocal synthesis technology Vocaloid to show how listeners carry a series of assumptions about the nature of the voice and to whom it belongs. Outlining how the voice is linked to ideas of racial essentialism and authenticity, Eidsheim untangles the relationship between race, gender, vocal technique, and timbre while addressing an undertheorized space of racial and ethnic performance. In so doing, she advances our knowledge of the cultural-historical formation of the timbral politics of difference and the ways that comprehending voice remains central to understanding human experience, all the while advocating for a form of listening that would allow us to hear singers in a self-reflexive, denaturalized way.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AV Music::AVA Theory of music & musicology
dc.subject.othervoice
dc.subject.otherrace
dc.subject.othertimbre
dc.titleThe Race of Sound
dc.title.alternativeListening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1215/9781478090359
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf0d6aaef-4159-4e01-b1ea-a7145b2ab14b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDuke University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.dukeupress.edu/
oapen.relation.isbn9780822372646; 9780822368687; 9780822368564
oapen.collectionToward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
oapen.pages288
oapen.place.publicationDurham
oapen.notes2020-03-27 11:40:53, Funder name: UCLA/ Funding project name: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem TOME


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