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Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life

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März 2001

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The cultural impact of new information and communication technologies has been a constant topic of debate, but questions of race and ethnicity remain a critical absence. TechniColor fills this gap by exploring the relationship between race and technology.From Indian H-1B Workers and Detroit techno music to karaoke and the Chicano interneta, TechniColor's specific case studies document the ways in which people of color actually use technology. The results rupture such racial stereotypes as Asian whiz-kids and Black and Latino technophobes, while fundamentally challenging many widely-held theoretical and political assumptions.Incorporating a broader definition of technology and technological practices -- to include not those technologies thought to create "revolutions" (computer hardware and software) but also cars, cellular phones, and other everyday technologies -- TechniColor reflects the larger history of technology use by people of color.

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"New York's South Asian cabbies probably had no idea they were straddling the digital divide when they used their own CB channels to organize surprise strikes and demonstrations. But in Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life, the editors bring together a series of essays that broaden the concept far beyond the borders of your average two-part Times series." --New York Magazine "What is revealed? Powerful visions, future-fantasies that as science fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson would argue, "can make the impossible, possible" --Resource Center for CyberCulture Studies "The cultural impact of new information and communication technologies has been a constant topic of debate, but questions of race and ethnicity remain a critical absence. TechniColor fills this gap by exploring the relationship between race and technology."Technicolor is at once heroic and tragic: an anthology that will prompt new conversations." --C. Richard King, Washington State University
EAN: 9780814736036
ISBN: 0814736033
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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