Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

by Lisa Nakamura
     
 

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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With chapter subtitles such as "Identity Tourism, Avatars, and Racial Passing in Textual and Graphic Chat Spaces" and "Making Race Happen Online," Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet shows the tenaciousness of race categories in cyberspace, despite the Web's touring as a raceless utopia. Lisa Nakamura, associate professor of English at Sonoma State University, argues that "race, as vexed a term as that has come to be, is an indispensable part of the `root' that warrants, anchors and conditions the lives of actual users in cyberspace to the world offline," and that only by paying close attention to race's offline vicissitudes will we understand online life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135222055
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
1 MB

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Lisa Nakamura is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is coeditor of Race in Cyberspace, also published by Routledge.

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