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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lisa Nakamura; Peter Chow-White
|ISBN:||9780415802352 0415802350 9780415802369 0415802369|
|Description:||vi, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction--race and digital technology: code, the color line, and the information society / Lisa Nakamura and Peter A. Chow-White --
U.S. operating systems at mid-century: the intertwining of race and UNIX / Tara McPherson --
Race and/as technology, or how to do things to race / Wendy Hui Kyong Chun --
From black inventors to one laptop per child: exporting a racial politics of technology / Rayvon Fouché --
Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the history of Star Wars / Curtis Marez --
Does the whatever speak? / Alexander R. Galloway --
Matrix multiplication and the digital divide / Oscar H. Gandy, Jr --
Have we become postracial yet? Race and media technology in the age of President Obama / Anna Everett --
Connection at Ewiiaapaayp Mountain: indigenous Internet infrastructure / Christian Sandvig --
White flight in networked publics: how race and class shaped American teen engagement with MySpace and Facebook / Danah Boyd --
Open doors, closed spaces? Differentiated adoption of social network sites by user background / Eszter Hargittai --
New voices on the net? The digital journalism divide and the costs of network exclusion / Ernest J. Wilson III and Sasha Costanza-Chock --
Roots and revelation: genetic ancestry testing and the YouTube generation / Alondra Nelson and Jeong Won Hwang --
Genomic databases and an emerging digital divide in biotechnology / Peter A. Chow-White --
The combustible intersection: genomics, forensics, and race / Troy Duster.
|Responsibility:||edited by Lisa Nakamura and Peter A. Chow-White.|
"Race After the Internet explores racial identity in the digital age, grappling with the complex role that the Internet and other digital technologies play in shaping our ideas about race. The readings are separated into sections that examine how digital media has complicated racial identity as well as the connection between limited digital access and social inequality. Other essays address new racial identities created by users of popular media of virtual worlds like World of Warcraft, and social networks like Facebook and MySpace. And a final group of essays enters the world of biotechnology to find ways that biometrics and new surveillance technologies are creating different forms of racial profiling. Race After the Internet investigates how racialization and racism are changing in web 2.0 digital media culture, thus making it a valuable text for anyone interested in digital media and race and ethnic studies.The essays incorporate science and technology studies, social scientific, rhetorical, textual, theoretical, and ethnographic approaches with some carefully selected demographic studies of Internet and technology use. This collection aims to broaden the definition of the "digital divide" in order to convey a more nuanced understanding of usage, meaning, participation, and production of digital media technology in light of racial inequality"--
'The hope that the internet will promote tolerance, liberated sensibility and social inclusion is attacked with flair, insight and extensive evidence in this fine book that will be of interest to
- Race relations.
- Internet -- Social aspects.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
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