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            Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture
             

            Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture (Hardback)

            By Elferen, Isabella van; Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

            • RRP: $294.00
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            Twenty-first century sociologists have analyzed goth as a Hebdigean 'spectacular subculture' whose practices enact a form of symbolic resistance. Such studies, however, tend to neglect the hybridity of goth music and its centrality to the goth experience. This book argues that go...th music must be recognized not only as diverse and persisting, but as fundamentally constitutive of the goth experience. The authors investigate goth music as characterized by specific thematic and musical qualities that produce affective responses in fans and listeners. They argue that these responses give rise to goth musical 'chronotopes,' spectro-acoustic timespaces that are driven by the fantasies and desires of what Christopher Small refers to as the musicking subject. These chronotopes, which range from fantasy and science fiction to steampunk and horror, constitute a decentering of subjectivity as well as a disruption of the presentness of the present. Identifying the compositional strategies that characterize goth music and charting the musical and non-musical actors involved in its production, this book is the first academic study that thoroughly analyzes the ways in which such musical qualities structure goth desires, imaginaries, and fantasies.
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            ISBN 9780415720045
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Popular Music
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            The Data Bank Society: Organizations, Computers and Social Freedom
             

            The Data Bank Society: Organizations, Computers and Social Freedom (Hardback)

            By Warner, Malcolm; Stone, Mike

            • RRP: $294.00
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            This study, written in the context of its first publication in 1970, discusses and documents the invasion of privacy by the corporation and the social institution in the search for efficiency in information processing. Discussing areas such as the impact of the computer on admini...stration, privacy and the storage on information, the authors assess the technical and social feasibility of constructing integrated data banks to cover the details of populations. The book was hugely influential both in terms of scholarship and legislation, and the years following saw the Data Protection Act of 1984, which was then consolidated by the Act of 1998. The topics under discussion remain of great concern to the public in our increasingly web-based world, ensuring the continued relevance of this title to academics and students with an interest in data protection and public privacy.
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            ISBN 9780415720939
            Released NZ 10 Jul 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Digital Music Distribution: The Sociology of Online Music Streams

            Digital Music Distribution: The Sociology of Online Music Streams (Paperback)

            By Spilker, Hendrik Storstein , Norway)

            • RRP: $86.99
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            The digital music revolution and the rise of piracy cultures has transformed the music world as we knew it. Digital Music Distribution aims to go beyond the polarized and reductive perception of 'piracy wars' to offer a broader and richer understanding of the paradoxes inherent i...n new forms of distribution. Covering both production and consumption perspectives, Spilker analyses the changes and regulatory issues through original case studies, looking at how digital music distribution has both changed and been changed by the cultural practices and politicking of ordinary youth, their parents, music counter cultures, artists and bands, record companies, technology developers, mass media and regulatory authorities. Exploring the fundamental change in distribution, Spilker investigates paradoxes such as: The criminalization of file-sharing leading not to conflicts, but to increased collaboration between youths and their parents; Why the circulation of cultural content, extremely damaging for its producers, has instead been advantageous for the manufacturers of recording equipment; Why more artists are recording in professional sound studios, despite the proliferation of good quality equipment for home recording; Why mass media, hit by many of the same challenges as the music industry, has been so critical of the way it has tackled these challenges. A rare and timely volume looking at the changes induced by the digitalization of music distribution, Digital Music Distribution will appeal to undergraduate students and policy makers interested in fields such as Media Studies, Digital Media, Music Business, Sociology and Cultural Studies.
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            ISBN 9780367877521
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
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            Digital Afterlife: Death Matters in a Digital Age

            Digital Afterlife: Death Matters in a Digital Age (Hardback)

            Edited by Savin-Baden, Maggi; Mason-Robbie, Victoria

            • RRP: $224.00
            • $224.00
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            The concept of digital immortality is defined as the continuation of an active or passive digital presence after death.Advances in data mining and artificial intelligence are now making an active presence after death possible, and the dead remain part of our lives as they live on... in our digital devices. This book draws together a group of leading experts in the field to present the diverse understandings of digital immortality and examine the impact digital immortality has on recipients and on the wider society. It will explore the impact of digital immortality on preservers of digital media, receivers of digital media, and mediators. For more information, please visit the author's website.
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            ISBN 9780367337919
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Chapman & Hall/CRC Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Series
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            Online Coaching: A practical guide

            Online Coaching: A practical guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anthony, Kate; Nagel, DeeAnna

            • RRP: $68.99
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            ISBN 9781138917422
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Online Coaching: A practical guide

            Online Coaching: A practical guide (Hardback)

            By Anthony, Kate; Nagel, DeeAnna

            • RRP: $270.00
            • $270.00
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            ISBN 9781138917453
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Data Security in Internet of Things Based RFID and WSN Systems Applications
             

            Data Security in Internet of Things Based RFID and WSN Systems Applications (Hardback)

            Edited by Sharma, Rohit; Mahapatra, Rajendra Prasad; Cengiz, Korhan

            • RRP: $306.00
            • $306.00
            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            This book will focus on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), IoT (Internet of Things), and WSN (Wireless Sensor Network). It will include contributions that discuss the security and privacy issues as well as the opportunities and applications that are tightly linked to sensitiv...e infrastructures and strategic services. This book will address the complete functional framework and workflow in IoT-enabled RFID systems and explore the basic and high-level concepts. It is based on the latest technologies, and covers the major challenges, issues, and advances in the field. It will present data acquisition and case studies related to data intensive technologies in RFID-based IoT and includes WSN based systems and its security. It can serve as a manual for those in the industry while also helping beginners to understand both the basic and the advanced aspects in IoT-based RFID related issues. The book can be a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and find solutions that have been adopted in the fields of IoT and analytics.
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            ISBN 9780367260439
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Internet of Everything IoE
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            Essentials of Microservices Architecture: Paradigms, Applications, and Techniques

            Essentials of Microservices Architecture: Paradigms, Applications, and Techniques (Hardback)

            By Surianarayanan, Chellammal; Ganapathy, Gopinath; Pethuru, Raj

            • RRP: $137.00
            • $137.00
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            Microservices architecture (MSA) is increasingly popular with software architects and engineers as it accelerates software solution design, development, and deployment in a risk-free manner. Placing a software system into a production environment is elegantly simplified and sped ...up with the use of MSA development platforms, runtime environments, acceleration engines, design patterns, integrated frameworks, and related tools. The MSA ecosystem is expanding with third-party products that automate as many tasks as possible. MSA is being positioned as the enterprise-grade and agile-application design method. This book covers in-depth the features and facilities that make up the MSA ecosystem. Beginning with an overview of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that covers the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), and Remote Method Invocation (RMI), the book explains the basic essentials of MSA and the continuous delivery of applications to customers. The book gives software developers insight into: Current and emerging communication models Key architectural elements of MSA-based applications Designing efficient APIs for microservices MSA middleware platforms such as REST, SOAP, Apache Thrift, and gRPC Microservice discovery and the API gateway Service orchestration and choreography for composing individual services to achieve a useful business process Database transactions in MSA-centric applications Design, composition, security, and deployment patterns MSA security Modernizing legacy applications The book concludes with a chapter on composing and building powerful microservices. With the exponential growth of IoT devices, microservices are being developed and deployed on resource-constrained but resource-intensive devices in order to provide people-centric applications. The book discusses the challenges of these applications. Finally, the book looks at the role of microservices in smart environments and upcoming tre
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            ISBN 9780367249953
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Smart Innovation of Web of Things
             

            Smart Innovation of Web of Things (Hardback)

            Edited by Jain, Aarti; Crespo, Ruben Gonzalez; Khari, Manju

            • RRP: $306.00
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            This book presents methods to solve emerging problems while mainstreaming adoption of WoT applications. The book emphasis on understanding of WoT and its relation with IoT --

            ISBN 9780367275655
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Internet of Everything IoE
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            Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture

            Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By van Elferen, Isabella; Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

            • RRP: $86.99
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            Is goth music a genre, and if so, how does it relate to the goth subculture? The music played at goth club nights and festivals encompasses a broad range of musical substyles, from gloomy Batcave reverberations to neo-medieval bagpipe drones and from the lush vocals of goth metal... to the harsh distortion of goth industrial. Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture argues that within this variegated musical landscape a number of key consistencies exist. Not only do all these goth substyles share a number of musical and textual characteristics, but more importantly these aspects of the music are constitutive of goth social reality. Drawing on their own experiences in the European and American goth scenes, the authors explore the ways in which the sounds of goth inform the scene's listening practices, its fantasies of other worlds, and its re-enchantment of their own world. Goth music, this book asserts, engenders a musical timespace of its own, a musical chronotope that is driven by nostalgic yearning. Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture reorients goth subcultural studies onto music: goth music must be recognized not only as simultaneously diverse and consistent, but also as the glue that holds together goth scenes from all over the world. It all starts with the music.
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            ISBN 9780367597412
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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