Race after the Internet by Lisa Nakamura

By Lisa Nakamura

In Race After the web, 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 principles approximately race. members interrogate altering rules of race in the context of an more and more digitally mediatized cultural and informational panorama. utilizing social clinical, rhetorical, textual, and ethnographic ways, those essays convey how new and outdated varieties of race as code, interplay, and photograph are performed out inside of electronic networks of energy and privilege.
Race After the net contains essays at the moving terrain of racial identification and its connections to social media applied sciences like fb and MySpace, well known on-line video games like international of Warcraft, YouTube and viral video, WiFi infrastructure, the single computer in keeping with baby (OLPC) software, genetic ancestry checking out, and DNA databases in well-being 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 develop the definition of the "digital divide" with a purpose to express a extra nuanced figuring out of entry, utilization, that means, participation, and creation of electronic media know-how in mild 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 received Hwang, Curtis Marez, Tara McPherson, Alondra Nelson, Christian Sandvig, Ernest Wilson

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