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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Angela Cirucci rated it really liked it Mar 09, N35 Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries This racial identity appropriation some said gave whites a small inkling of what it meant to be a person of color; however, Nakamura successfully demonstrates how this is an inaccurate depiction of this “cyberplay”.

In addition, her text questions what their silences cybertypew to the experience of race on the Internet. From chat rooms to web cyberty;es, race is cybertyped on the Internet. Comments and reviews What are comments? Selected pages Title Page.

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John rated it really liked it Dec 10, Queensland University of Technology. 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.

She challenges users to fight the cybertopia remixing and remastering of race and diversity on the Internet so that it is not obscured ycbertypes the margins. Account Options Sign in. University of the Sunshine Coast. Separate different tags with a comma. Return to Book Page. Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. Add a tag Cancel Avatar computing On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.


La Trobe University Library. What is seen and known depends etnicity the person posting and the person observing or searching. 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.

Even into the ‘s with the movie, The Matrix”Neo” is the chosen one who must save the world from the machines. Here again, Nakamura calls for an examination of this Internet cultural exploration so that potentially, through the critical analysis of Cybertyping, identity tourism can be challenged.

Nakamura questions why Morpheus is just a guide, rather than a chosen one.

Tags What are tags? Lisa Nakamura dispels the myth that the Internet is a utopic space where individuals can be race-less entities leaving behind the stigmatizing identity race of real life.

Other editions – View all Cybertypes: Cybernetic Tourism, the Internet, and Transnationality 5. Feb 15, Dragos rated it liked it Shelves: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. Despite attempting to appear quite multicultural, The Matrix reapplies fixed racial typology. Web directories sharply narrow racial categories. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

The other main characters, a white female, black female all play supporting roles to help Neo defeat the machine. Jun 02, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Social media from In Space — Facebook-Twitter, have revolutionized cyber communication.


Betsy Book rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Summary Cybertypes looks at the impact of the web and its discourses upon our ideas about race, and vice versa. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Nakamura contends that his multiculturality is the answer to the white machine, as viewed through The Matrix. Books by Lisa Nakamura. University of Western Australia Library. In the narratives, the white hackers are fighting Asians in Asian themed cyber spaces.

Anne Michels rated it liked it May 26, True cultural collaborations will not ensue through cyberspace if reality is hidden behind the “experience” of the tourist.

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Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 4. Nakamura brings up some very valid points and I enjoyed reading this book. Additionally, she explains how white people taking on racial avatars can be an example of digital tourism, which reveals privilege, mobility, and capital, a “liberation” through th In CybertypesLisa Nakamura examines how race gets coded on the Internet and in representations of the Internet.

In a color-blind society, we don’t really address race unless it is within academic circles, boxes to check on the Census or a world event that calls for civic action. None of your libraries hold this item. To ask other readers questions about Cybertypesplease sign up.