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 ยท Haven Hall S. State St.

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Zhoel13 rated it liked it Jul 04, Just a irentity while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Examining all facets of our everyday online experience from Internet advertising to email jokes, Nakamura shows that the postmodern ideal of fluid selves made possible by network technology is not necessarily subversive, progressive, or liberating. University of the Sunshine Coast.

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet by Lisa Nakamura

The National Library may be able to supply you with a photocopy or electronic copy of all or part of this item, for a fee, depending on copyright restrictions. Anne Michels rated it liked it May 26, She is coeditor of Race in Cyberspace, also published by Routledge. Apr 10, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: Nakamura keeps the “voice” of race alive through her more recent works examining raace complex interplay of race, culture and media.

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In her first challenge to the raceless space of the “utopian Internet”, Nakamura presents the term cybertype. She calls for users to reject commercials and ads that position them as privileged and imperialistic voyeurs of other nations while they vacation at their pc.


University of Queensland Library. The University of Sydney. Jun 02, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: When we look for signs of freedom online–anywhere from chat room conversations to cyberpunk fiction–we are almost inevitably urged toward “liberation” ethnifity our bodies and their “restrictive” Paperbackpages.

In narratives such as Blade Runner and Neuromancerthe ethnicitu white rebellious hacker is the one who will save the rest of the population from the “machine. As new media develops so does Nakamura’s analysis of the new tools and user perspectives. To ask other readers questions about Cybertypesplease sign up.

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You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. She ends with scholars within cybercultural studies to continue to help shape and produce the content on the web ensuring that race is not hegemonically silenced. Tracy rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Our current political climate involving race is centered on political correctness, and this promotes the concept of a “color-blind” society.

The Discourse of Cyberspace as an Object of Knowledge. May 19, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: Will rated it really liked it Dec 24, Lists with This Book.

Situated specifically within the realm of cultural studies and new media studies, Nakamura’s Cybertypes was one of the first books to critically examine the place of race in cyberspace paving the way for her more recent books: The University of Idetity.


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Instead, whites and other westerners are engaging in identity tourism where old, imperialistic concepts of race, racial authenticity and the “pure” native play out. In addition, her text questions what their silences meant to the experience of race on the Internet.

From chat rooms to web searches, race is cyybertypes on the Internet. In Cybertypes, Nakamura looks at what happened to race when cybegtypes went online, and how our ideas about race continue to be shaped and reshaped every time we log on.

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

Inthe Internet is even larger and more global as compared to when Nakamura published Thhe. Making Race Happen Online Conclusion: Australian National University Library.

Race itself may not be fixed or finite, but Nakamura argues that racial stereotypes-or “cybertypes”–Are hardwired into our online interactions: In addition, she calls for more “mestiza or other” to write their own narratives into the web.

In the narratives, the white hackers are fighting Asians in Asian themed cyber spaces.