Book on the visual constitution of “race” in online environments
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University of Minnesota Press | 304 pages | 2007
ISBN 978-0-8166-4612- 8 | hardcover | $58.50
ISBN 978-0-8166-4613- 5 | paperback | $19.50
The implications of how we see and exhibit race and ethnicity online. Lisa Nakamura, a leading scholar in the examination of race in digital media, looks at the emergence of race-, ethnic-, and gender-identified visual cultures through popular yet rarely evaluated uses of the Internet. While popular media depict people of color and women as passive audiences, Nakamura argues that they use the Internet to vigorously articulate their own types of virtual community, avatar bodies, and racial politics.
“With Digitizing Race, Lisa Nakamura, one of the most perceptive observers of identity in the digital age, skillfully draws our attention to those taken for granted interfaces at which race and ethnicity are constituted, revealing the centrality of these techno-visual practices to contemporary political culture.” -Alondra Nelson
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