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Beyond text?Critical practices and sensory anthropology$
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Rupert Cox, Andrew Irving, and Christopher Wright

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085055

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.001.0001

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Ochlophonic Study: Hong Kong

Ochlophonic Study: Hong Kong

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(p.110) 8. Ochlophonic Study: Hong Kong
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Beyond text?
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John Levack Drever

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085055.003.0008

Hong Kong, Ochlophonic Study #3: Hong Kong is a study of the ‘auditory culture of crowds’ in Hong Kong that questions the sense we may make of language when it is absorbed into the sonic backdrop of competing urban sounds. Through sonic composition, it aims at presenting an evocation of the sheer intensity of this most vociferous and yet diverse of places, where the roar of the urban crowd becomes a metaphor for a profound sense of otherness.

Keywords:   Crowd, Speech, Canetti, Hong Kong, Shopping Mall

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