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Everett, Anna, 1954-
Digital diaspora : a race for cyberspace / Anna Everett
Albany : SUNY Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QA76.9.C66 E95 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Computers -- Social aspects -- United States
African Americans and mass media -- United States
Digital media -- Social aspects -- United States
African diaspora
Physical Description xii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-236) and index
Summary Traces the rise of black participation in cyberspace, particularly during the early years of the Internet. The author challenges the problematic historical view of black people as quintessential information-age outsiders or poster children for the digital divide by uncovering their early technolust and repositioning them as eager technology adopters and consumers, and thus as co-constituent elements in the information technology revolution. Offers case studies that include lessons learned from early adoption of the Internet by the Association of Nigerians Living Abroad and their Niajanet virtual community, the grassroots organizing efforts that led to the Million Woman March, the migration of several historical black presses online, and an interventionist critique of race in contemporary video games
Contents Toward a theory of the egalitarian technosphere : how wide is the digital divide -- Digital women : the case of the million woman march online and on television -- New black public spheres : the case of the black press in the age of digital reproduction -- Serious play : playing with race in contemporary culture -- The revolution will be digitized : reimaging Africanity in cyberspace
Series SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video

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