Cart 0 $0.00
IRE favicon


Resource ID: #17643
Subject: Urban Development
Source: Harper's Magazine
Date: 2024-03-22



A Harper's magazine essay looks at noise as a phenomenon and an indispensable trait of human society. The story reveals that "a poorer life is frequently a noisier one," as " those with lower incomes are more likely to work next to the motor and live next to the airport." It also poses the question, "might some of the noise assailing us be a protest against cultural or economic extinction?" The essay finds that the "story of noise" contains a self-contradiction - that Americans want to have the best of "the worlds of noise and quiet." In the author's words, "we want to practice Zen but mainly in the art of motorcycle maintenance."

This file is not available for digital download. IRE members may place an order by emailing

109 Lee Hills Hall, Missouri School of Journalism   |   221 S. Eighth St., Columbia, MO 65201   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram
My cart
Your cart is empty.

Looks like you haven't made a choice yet.