About the author: Ron Moy was born in London. He received a degree in Humanities at the Polytechnic of North London, and then became the first student to be awarded a doctorate at the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool. Since 1992 he has2000 0-7734-7540-0
Traces the process of specularization, whereby the hegemonies of state, church, patriarchy and the mass media have attempted to marginalize the role of sound in contemporary society. In a much under-researched file, this study contributes to an inter-disciplinary understanding of sound’s unique characteristics and how, in an often oppositional climate, in maintains its status as a vital communicative and artistic tool.