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ISBN-13: 9780814736043
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 766,578
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Alondra Nelson is a Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies Program at New York University.

Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. She is the author of The Beautiful Generation; Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion (2011) and of the forthcoming Experiments in Skin: Making Race and Beauty Across the Pacific.

Alicia Headlam Hines teaches Literature and Language Arts at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction: Hidden Circuits1
1Beyond Access: Race, Technology, Community13
2"Their Logic against Them": Contradictions in Sex, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley34
3Net-Working: The Online Cultural Entrepreneur64
4Temporary Access: The Indian H-1B worker in the United States76
5Appropriating Technology88
6"Take a Little Trip with Me": Lowriding and the Poetics of Scale100
7Karaoke and the Construction of Identity121
8Sound Effects142
9Black Secret Technology: Detroit Techno and the Information Age154
10Tales of an Asiatic Geek Girl: Slant from Paper to Pixels177
11The Virtual Barrio @ the Other Frontier: (or The Chicano Interneta)191
Contributors199
Index203

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"New York's South Asian cabbies probably had no idea they were straddling the digital divide when they used their own CB channels to organize surprise strikes and demonstrations. But in Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life, the editors bring together a series of essays that broaden the concept far beyond the borders of your average two-part Times series."

-New York Magazine,

"What is revealed? Powerful visions, future-fantasies that as science fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson would argue, "can make the impossible, possible"

-Resource Center for CyberCulture Studies,

"Technicolor is at once heroic and tragic: an anthology that will prompt new conversations."

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