S01E05: Sounds of the City Show Notes

November 11, 2015 By Donna Bardsley 0 Comments

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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