The World’s Din
Listening to Records, Radio and Films in New Zealand 1880–1940
Otago University Press 2018
New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Australian and New Zealand StudiesNew Books in CommunicationsNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in Popular CultureNew Books in Sound StudiesNew Books Network May 18, 2018 Jason Schulman
In his new book, The World’s Din: Listening to Records, Radio and Films in New Zealand 1880–1940 (Otago University Press, 2018), Peter Hoar, a senior lecturer in radio and media history at Auckland University of Technology, explores how new technology shaped how New Zealanders experienced the very act of listening in the late 19th and early 20th century. Hoar traces how this cultural revolution in sound reflected new global possibilities in recordings, radio, and film that New Zealanders made all their own.