Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace

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Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace.
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Books about the Internet are plentiful, but Everett has written one of the best, most-informative works on the black experience-in particular that of African diasporic populations-in cyberspace ... A fascinating book for anyone interested in communications/media or African studies.— CHOICE

"Clearly well-researched, with copious end notes and list of references."— Multicultural Revie

"This is a well-balanced and fascinating study. Everett provides both a utopian call to arms and a thorough criticism of the manner in which corporate capitalism, the mainstream media, and the forces of racism still work to marginalize the contributions and activism of African American intellectuals, journalists, video game makers, and grassroots organizers."— David Desser, coauthor of American Jewish Filmmakers, Second Edition"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791476741
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/8/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 1,127,046
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Everett is Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her books include Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media; New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality; and Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909–1949.

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Table of Contents



1. Toward a Theory of the Egalitarian Technosphere: How Wide Is the Digital Divide?

2. Digital Women: The Case of the Million Woman March Online and on Television

3. New Black Public Spheres: The Case of the Black Press in the Age of Digital Reproduction

4. Serious Play: Playing with Race in Contemporary Gaming Culture

5. The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Reimaging Africanity in Cyberspace


Works Cited

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