9 (a) Book (excerpt)

Fisher, Daniel. “Radio.” In Keywords in Sound, edited by David Novak and Matt Sakakeeny, 151-164. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

This text focuses on radio’s historical and technological frameworks. Radio itself is positioned as a “spatial metaphor,” indexed by cultural imagination and realized through multiple mediums in contemporary settings. A utopian discourse is theorized whereby transmission is seen as form of modernization, technique for nation building, resource for counter-hegemonic voices, and platform for participatory democracy. Particular attention is paid towards a case-study of contemporary indigenous broadcasting in Australia. This example is seen as one of the ongoing strengths of radio. Through moving past settler-colonialism usage, the intimacy of broadcasting and connecting spaces provides a powerful platform for self-empowerment of indigenous voices to unite in solidarity with one another.

9 (b) Book

Voegelin, Salomé. Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art. London: Continuum, 2010.

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