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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Account Options Sign in. When we look for signs of freedom online–anywhere from chat room conversations to cyberpunk fiction–we are almost inevitably urged toward “liberation” from thw bodies and their “restrictive” My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. Psychology Press- Computers – pages. When we look for signs of freedom online–anywhere from chat room conversations to cyberpunk fiction–we are almost inevitably urged toward “liberation” from our bodies and their “restrictive” attributes like race, gender, and age.

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But cyberculture critic Lisa Nakamura insists that the Internet is a place where race matters. Race itself may not be fixed or finite, but Nakamura argues that racial stereotypes-or “cybertypes”–Are hardwired into our online interactions: Web directories sharply narrow racial categories.

Anonymous computer users are assumed to be white.

In Cybertypes, Nakamura looks at what happened to race when it went online, and how our ideas about race continue to be shaped and reshaped every time we log on. Examining all facets of our everyday online experience from Internet advertising to email jokes, Nakamura shows that the postmodern ideal of fluid selves yhe possible by network technology is not necessarily subversive, progressive, or liberating.

The harder race is pushed off-line, the greater the consequences in real life for people of color. A lively and provocative discussion Cybertypes offers a valuable new way of thinking about race and identity in the information age. Selected pages Knternet Page. Cybernetic Tourism the Internet and Transnationality.

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Other editions – View all Cybertypes: Common terms and phrases academic advertising African American Asian American authentic avatars Blade Runner body characters choices claims color constructed corporate create critical cultural cyber cyberculture studies cyberpunk cyberpunk fiction cyberspace cyberspace’s cybertyping depicts digital divide discourse diversity e-mail envisioned ethnic identity example exist exotic fantasy film geishas gender Gibson’s global graphic chat spaces hegemony human hybrid identity tourism identity websites ideological images of race interaction interface Internet Japanese American kind Kozmo.

References to this book Excitable Speech: WolfBernard Perron No preview available – She is coeditor of Race in Cyberspace, also published by Routledge.