It’s hard to avoid the noise of city life. But maybe it’s not all bad….
In this episode, we feature a brand-new podcast in town. We’re happy to partner with the Amsterdam Academy’s podcast, and bring you an interview from their launch episode: an interview with UVA sociology Professor Christian Broer on the effects of city noise on our well-being. Then we’ll share some audio clips from the AM Spooktacular Parade in Vondelpark recently, with a few hundred or so families, some of whom tried to answer the question: where are you from? It was a spooky, fun, and loud morning.
Some of the topics covered:
The difference culture makes in how we perceive environmental disturbances
And how politics plays into it
The clash of interests and democratic privilege
How language influences us
Is the Netherlands more annoyed as a country than others?
What is bio-citizenship?
The variety in the experience of sound
Trends in Political Sociology
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