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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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            Machine Learning for Computer and Cyber Security: Principle, Algorithms, and Practices

            Machine Learning for Computer and Cyber Security: Principle, Algorithms, and Practices (Hardback)

            Edited by Gupta, Brij B. ), India); Sheng, Quan Z.

            • RRP: $329.00
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            While Computer Security is a broader term which incorporates technologies, protocols, standards and policies to ensure the security of the computing systems including the computer hardware, software and the information stored in it, Cyber Security is a specific, growing field to ...protect computer networks (offline and online) from unauthorized access, botnets, phishing scams, etc. Machine learning is a branch of Computer Science which enables computing machines to adopt new behaviors on the basis of observable and verifiable data and information. It can be applied to ensure the security of the computers and the information by detecting anomalies using data mining and other such techniques. This book will be an invaluable resource to understand the importance of machine learning and data mining in establishing computer and cyber security. It emphasizes important security aspects associated with computer and cyber security along with the analysis of machine learning and data mining based solutions. The book also highlights the future research domains in which these solutions can be applied. Furthermore, it caters to the needs of IT professionals, researchers, faculty members, scientists, graduate students, research scholars and software developers who seek to carry out research and develop combating solutions in the area of cyber security using machine learning based approaches. It is an extensive source of information for the readers belonging to the field of Computer Science and Engineering, and Cyber Security professionals. Key Features: This book contains examples and illustrations to demonstrate the principles, algorithms, challenges and applications of machine learning and data mining for computer and cyber security. It showcases important security aspects and current trends in the field. It provides an insight of the future research directions in the field. Contents of this book help to prepare the students for exercising better defense in terms of understanding
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            ISBN 9781138587304
            Released NZ 21 Apr 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Cyber Ecosystem and Security
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            Firefox and Thunderbird Garage
             

            Firefox and Thunderbird Garage (Paperback)

            By Hofmann, Chris; Hedtke, John V.; Knous, Marcia

            • RRP: $74.50
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            Shows how to customize and extend Firefox and Thunderbird. This title helps you manage passwords, clean caches and history, and more; and trash unwanted popups, ads, and other Web annoyances. It includes quick-references to keyboard/mouse shortcuts, security, and more. It feature...s quick-learning modules, insider tips, rants, and blog entries.
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            ISBN 9780131870048
            Released NZ 8 Apr 2005
            Publisher Pearson Education (US)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Kids Get Coding: A Beginner's Guide to Our Digital World

            Kids Get Coding: A Beginner's Guide to Our Digital World (Paperback)

            By Lyons, Heather; Tweedale, Elizabeth; Illustrated by Westgate, Alex

            • RRP: $23.99
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            To get ahead in today's digital world, you need to understand computers. Explore algorithms, programming languages, coding bugs, the Internet, digital devices, online safety and more!

            ISBN 9781526301017
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2016
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 5-8 years
            Series Kids Get Coding
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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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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 20

            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: $109.79
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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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            Online Searching: A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively
              

            Online Searching: A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively (Paperback, Second Edition)

            By Markey, Karen

            • RRP: $226.99
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            Online Searching is your complete guide to becoming a superstar searcher, wielding advanced searching features, strategies, and tactics for answering questions on any topic under the sun as well as finding answers in trusted, quality sources.

            ISBN 9781538115084
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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