Race, Rhetoric, and Technology Searching for Higher Ground

Race, Rhetoric, and Technology Searching for Higher Ground

by Adam J. Banks
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 080585312X

ISBN-13: 9780805853124

Pub. Date: 09/26/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Banks (Syracuse U.) examines what meaningful access to technologies can do in the struggle for justice and equitable participation in American society, while also examining what African American rhetorical traditions can offer. He argues that African Americans must immediately bridge the Digital Divide using the lessons learned from this unique rhetoric, proposing a

Overview

Banks (Syracuse U.) examines what meaningful access to technologies can do in the struggle for justice and equitable participation in American society, while also examining what African American rhetorical traditions can offer. He argues that African Americans must immediately bridge the Digital Divide using the lessons learned from this unique rhetoric, proposing a combination of them in formal study, considering the lessons of the leaders and events of the past, using the digital underground, going past inclinations toward counter- technology, using traditions of communication and design creatively, and creating a "digital jeremiad" to transform technologies. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805853124
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/26/2005
Series:
NCTE-Routledge Research Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: K. Gilyard, Foreword. Preface. Prologue. Introduction: Looking for Unity in the Midst of Madness: Transformative Access as the ONE in African American Rhetoric and Technology Studies. Oakland, the Word, and the Divide: How We All Missed the Moment. Martin, Malcolm, and a Black Digital Ethos. Taking Black Technology Use Seriously: African American Discursive Traditions in the Digital Underground. Rewriting Racist Code: The Black Jeremiad as Countertechnology in Critical Race Theory. Through This Hell Into Freedom: Black Architects, Slave Quilters, and an African American Rhetoric of Design. A Digital Jeremiad in Search of Higher Ground: Transforming Technologies, Transforming a Nation.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >