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The Resource City of noise : sound and nineteenth-century Paris, Aimée Boutin

City of noise : sound and nineteenth-century Paris, Aimée Boutin

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City of noise : sound and nineteenth-century Paris
Title
City of noise
Title remainder
sound and nineteenth-century Paris
Statement of responsibility
Aimée Boutin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nineteenth-century Paris was grand, busy, and overwhelmingly noisy, so noisy that the racket became a matter for public concern in Paris before any other city. There were not only more people in the growing metropolis, but more sources of sound, much of it sung, barked, or bellowed to sell merchandise. The competition for attention raised the volume and increased the variety of sounds as street peddlers strove to be heard amid the din. Aimée Boutin draws on the first-hand accounts of Parisian noise to recreate, as much as possible, what the city sounded like, especially in its commercial core, and how people responded to the different sounds. Boutin focuses on the peddlers whose status altered in the 19th century. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the Cris de Paris were a musical, textual, and graphic genre that classified tradesmen as fixed, often idealized types, identified by the cries of their trade. In the 19th century, Parisian peddlers were perceived by bourgeois listeners as troublemakers (noisiers), lowlife who disturbed the peace, and by poets like Baudelaire as challenges to the bourgeois he despised. Itinerant, often from provinces that spoke a different accent, they were just a step above begging, or peddled as a pretense for begging, and they demanded to be heard. Peddlers became identified with sedition and rebellion. Boutin examines how peddlers were affected by Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of Paris, and by legislation and urban policy regarding vagrancy and noise abatement. As the peddlers' cries diminished, they were taken into poetry, but they never really went away"--
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1970-
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Boutin, Aimée
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in sensory history
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  • City noise
  • Noise pollution
  • Street vendors
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban policy
  • City and town life
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Label
City of noise : sound and nineteenth-century Paris, Aimée Boutin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Aural flânerie : the flâneur in the city as concert -- Blason sonore : street cries in the city -- Sonic classifications in Haussmann's Paris -- Listening to the glazier's cry -- "Cry louder, street crier" : peddling poetry and the avant-garde -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17725458
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780252080784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893454385
Label
City of noise : sound and nineteenth-century Paris, Aimée Boutin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Aural flânerie : the flâneur in the city as concert -- Blason sonore : street cries in the city -- Sonic classifications in Haussmann's Paris -- Listening to the glazier's cry -- "Cry louder, street crier" : peddling poetry and the avant-garde -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17725458
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780252080784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893454385

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