New PDF release: Race After the Internet

By Lisa Nakamura,Peter Chow-White

ISBN-10: 0415802350

ISBN-13: 9780415802352

ISBN-10: 0415802369

ISBN-13: 9780415802369

In Race After the Internet, Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White collect a set of interdisciplinary, forward-looking essays exploring the advanced function that electronic media applied sciences play in shaping our rules approximately race. individuals interrogate altering principles of race in the context of an more and more digitally mediatized cultural and informational panorama. utilizing social medical, rhetorical, textual, and ethnographic techniques, those essays exhibit how new and outdated varieties of race as code, interplay, and photo are performed out inside electronic networks of strength and privilege.

Race After the net includes essays at the moving terrain of racial identification and its connections to social media applied sciences like fb and MySpace, renowned on-line video games like global of Warcraft, YouTube and viral video, WiFi infrastructure, the only computing device in step with baby (OLPC) software, genetic ancestry trying out, and DNA databases in health and wellbeing and legislations enforcement. members additionally examine the ways that racial profiling and a tradition of racialized surveillance come up from the confluence of electronic facts and swift advancements in biotechnology. This assortment goals to expand the definition of the "digital divide" to be able to exhibit a extra nuanced figuring out of entry, utilization, that means, participation, and creation of electronic media know-how in gentle of racial inequality.

Contributors: danah boyd, Peter Chow-White, Wendy Chun, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Troy Duster, Anna Everett, Rayvon Fouché, Alexander Galloway, Oscar Gandy, Eszter Hargittai, Jeong gained Hwang, Curtis Marez, Tara McPherson, Alondra Nelson, Christian Sandvig, Ernest Wilson

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