Bloomsbury Music and Sound - Sound Studies

Sound Studies

Sound Studies is the first digital resource to provide students and researchers with wide ranging, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary scholarly content in the study of sound. Subject areas covered include art, aesthetics, architecture, contemporary music, history, philosophy, technology, and cultural studies and the growing literature of sonic and auditory theory, methodology, and practice.

About the Content

The collection contains 112 eBook titles from Bloomsbury and Taylor & Francis, including:

  • The Study of Sound series which includes titles such as Humming, Sirens, and Sonic Intimacy
  • Works by key sound studies authors including Michael Bull, Brandon LaBelle, Holger Schulze, Jonathan Sterne and Salomé Voegelin
  • Comprehensive reference works including The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, and The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies

Series and Collections

Bloomsbury Handbooks of Sound

The Bloomsbury Handbooks provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the key subjects and approaches in sound studies. With contributions from leading international researchers as well as artists, curators, and critics, they give students and scholars a broad, detailed, and instructive overview of current research in the field. Titles include The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies, The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound and The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art.

Routledge Companions

Titles in the the Routledge Companion series provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of major topics including the issues, methods, and approaches crucial for the study of sound. A diverse range of international scholars have contributed chapters that move from foundational knowledge to cutting edge topics that highlight new key areas. The Routledge Companions provide an essential resource for anyone studying or researching sound. Titles include The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art and The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies.

The Study of Sound

Series Editor: Michael Bull

Each book in The Study of Sound offers a concise look at a single concept within the field of sound studies. With an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of the topics at hand, the series explores a range of core issues, debates, and objects within sound studies from a variety of perspectives and within a multitude of contexts. Titles include Humming, Sirens, Sonic Intimacy, Sonic Fiction and The Sound of Nonsense.

Browse Topics

The Sound Studies eBook collection covers a rich and diverse array of topics, from sonic theory and technology to natural sound and sound in art and culture. Explore the full range of topics, music genres and artists using the 'Explore By' menu above, or begin your search by browsing select highlights from the list below: