Breakcore: Identity and Interaction on Peer-to-peer

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Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008 - Computers - 384 pages
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Peer-to-peer music exchange, sampling, and digital distribution have garnered much attention in recent years, notably in debates about authorship, intellectual property, media control, and 'Web 2'. However, empirical scholarship on how these technologies are used creatively by musicians and fans is still sparse. In this interdisciplinary ethnography of 'bedroom producer' culture, Andrew Whelan examines interaction and exchange within a specific online milieu: peer-to-peer chatrooms dedicated to electronic music, focusing on a genre known as 'breakcore'.

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Points of Departure bringing p2p activity into focus
Populating The Frame
SpeechVPlay and Interaction Ritual

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Andrew Whelan teaches in the Sociology program at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He was educated at Ruskin College and Somerville College, Oxford, and at Trinity College, Dublin. His research interests include the linguistic and discursive performance of identity, contemporary musical subcultures, gender and masculinities, ethnomethodology, and internet research methods.

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