Race in Cyberspace
Edited by Beth Kolko, Lisa Nakamura, Gilbert Rodman
Routledge – 2000 – 256 pages
Groundbreaking and timely, Race in Cyberspace brings to light the important yet vastly overlooked intersection of race and cyberspace.
"Race in Cyberspace is relevant to a rhetorically-based vision of the field because it opens up opportunities for a more insightful understanding of how race can operate in environments that assume it is- and should be- irrelevant." -- Adam J. Banks, Technical Communication Quarterly
"This collection is the first scholarly attempt to examine issues of race in 'cyberspace.' A discussion of this subject in any medium has been pressing for more than a decade. Despite the exponential growth of the computer industry and network communications during the last twenty years, considerations of the role of 'race' in the production and popular uses of the technology have been repressed. For breaking the silence, this book will remain an important contribution… This collection will enrich scholar's understanding of race in 'cyberspace'." -- Maria Fernandez, Callaloo
Beth Kolko is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. Lisa Nakamura is Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gilbert B. Rodman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida.