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Isles of Noise – Sonic Media in the Caribbean - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean

Alejandra Bronfman


In this media history of the Caribbean, Alejandra Bronfman traces how technology, culture, and politics developed in a region that was "wired" earlier and more widely than many other parts of the Americas. Haiti, Cuba, and Jamaica acquired radio and broadcasting in the early stages of the global expansion of telecommunications technologies. Imperial histories helped forge these material connections through which the United States, Great Britain, and the islands created a virtual laboratory for experiments in audiopolitics and listening practices. As radio became an established medium worldwide ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, Technology, Empire, Broadcasting, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, United States, Great Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628691
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandra Bronfman, author
University of British Columbia

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