Sounding Reproduction Gender, Technology, and Auditory Capitalism
In the context of popular music studies, reproduction typically refers to the mediation, repetition and distribution of recorded sound. It pertains to discourses of sonic realism and fidelity; and the histories and practices of recording technologies. Yet reproduction has many other connotations. In this paper, I present work from an ongoing research project that aims to critically re-evaluate sonic reproduction in relation to feminist theories of social and biological reproduction. Taking pre-natal soundsystem technologies as exemplary, I ask how understandings of sonic reproduction might be productively expanded beyond its technical definitions.
Dr Thompson is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Film and Media at the University of Lincoln, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
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