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Memories of sound: socioeconomic, community and cultural soundscapes of Smithfield, Dublin from the 1950s

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Publication date19/11/2015
Host publicationThe auditory culture reader
EditorsMichael Bull, Les Back
Place of PublicationLondon
Edition2nd ed.
ISBN (print)9781472569035
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This chapter explores memories of sound from a former industrial and market site in Dublin city. It examines the non-visual ‘losses’ experienced by a group of older people (5 adults aged from 60 to 70 years (2 women and 3 men)) who grew up in and around the Smithfield area of Dublin city from the 1950s to the 1970s. Their descriptions of the space are immersive; they recalled in detail the sounds, smells and images of a particular culture at a particular time.