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Manifesto for silence confronting the politics and culture of noise

Stuart. Sim

c2007

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  • Title:
    Manifesto for silence confronting the politics and culture of noise
  • Author: Stuart. Sim
  • Description: COVER; COPYRIGHT; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Virtues of Silence: The Politics of Silence; Part I The Politics and Culture of Noise; 1 The Science and Technology of Silence; 2 Marketing Noise; 3 The Assault against Silence and Why Silence Matters; Part II The Virtues of Silence; 4 Where Silence Matters: Religion; 5 Where Silence Matters: Philosophy; 6 The Aesthetics of Silence; 7 Where Silence Matters: The Arts; 8 Where Silence Matters: Literature; 9 Where Silence Matters: Language and Speech; Conclusion: Campaigning for Silence; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    This book makes an urgent demand for silence. The ability to think, to reflect, and to create are all highly dependent on regular access to silence. Yet in today's noisy, 24/7 society silence and quiet are under threat. And the business world only makes this worse with cynical marketing strategies abusing the power of noise: ever-diminishing oases of calm are hard to find. Stuart Sim argues that we need more, not less, silence. He explains why silence matters, where it matters - in our environment, in religion, philosophy, the arts, literature and science - and why the human race will suffer
  • Publication Date: c2007
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (225 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-86652-7;ISBN 9786610866526;ISBN 0-7486-3126-7
  • Subjects: Silence; Noise -- Psychological aspects; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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