Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Lisa Nakamura and others published Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity and Identity on The Internet }. Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet In Cybertypes, Nakamura looks at what happened to race when it went online, and how our ideas. Lisa Nakamura. Publisher: Routledge Year of Publication: # of Pages: ISBN: American Culture · Haven Hall S. State St.

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Social media from My Space — Oh, have revolutionized cyber communication. Erin rated it really liked it Nov 01, Nakamura brings up some very valid points and I enjoyed reading this book.

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

May 19, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: Tracy rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Is this a question of identity management or is this a progressive future where we can have self-definition without societal influences? Patrick rated it it was ok Mar 20, Seth Graves rated it it was amazing May 24, A cybertype is “the distinctive ways that the Internet propagates, disseminates, and commodifies images of race and racism” 3. Dec 03, Jacqueline rated it really liked it Shelves: In viewing these “others”, Whites want to experience people in their “native” and “authentic” form.

Nakamura also discusses race as it is portrayed in cyberpunk literature and advertisements for companies like IBM and Microsoft, which cybertype and Orientalize: Despite attempting to appear quite multicultural, The Matrix reapplies fixed racial typology. Feb 15, Dragos rated it liked it Shelves: Open to the public R N View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links She uses various examples in references of children in Africa, Asian and India who all appear in their native garb before they became “defiled” by contact with the West.


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What is seen and known depends on the person posting and the person observing or searching. She contends that the silence gives the Internet a “whitewashed” perspective, cyybertypes users assume that the people with whom they are interacting are white. Queensland College of Art Library.

To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. In narratives such as Blade Runner and Neuromancerthe lone white rebellious hacker is the one who will save the rest of the population from the “machine.

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Imagine that you could morph into any entity you wanted to be; who would you be? Thanks for telling us about the problem. These 2 locations in Western Australia: Really easy to read, especially for it’s genre, and comprehensive without getting bogged down in super-intelligent academic ideas. Race itself may not be fixed or finite, but Nakamura argues that racial stereotypes-or “cybertypes”–Are hardwired into our online interactions: The other main characters, a white female, black female all play supporting roles to help Neo defeat the machine.


She challenges users to fight the cybertopia remixing and remastering of race and diversity on the Internet so that it is not obscured in ethnicitj margins. Notes Includes bibliographical cybertypws p.

Queensland University of Technology. Keeping It Virtually Real: Even into the ‘s with the movie, The Matrix”Neo” is the chosen one who must save the world from the machines. Skip to content Skip to search. State Library of NSW. Add a tag Rxce Avatar computing On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. A lively and provocative discussion Cybertypes offers a valuable new way of thinking about race and identity in the information age. Amelia Zhou rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Disjointed, sometimes rambling, grossly outdated and obnoxiously critical theory centric Nakamura’s Cybertypes is nonetheless a landmark early study into ethbicity racial and gender dynamics created by ‘cyberspace’.

Cyberspace — Social aspects.

Additionally, it explores multiple dimensions of Internet access and iternet, including issues of culture and race in cyberspace. Kristi Mcduffie rated it really liked it Sep 11, Josh Sammer rated it really liked it Aug 27, Reserve Subjects Internet — Social aspects.

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