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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Preview — Cybertypes by Lisa Nakamura. University of the Sunshine Coast. Additionally, it explores multiple dimensions of Internet access and application, including issues of culture and race in cyberspace.

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Through cybertyping, Nakamura seeks to address the concept of the “mystic” and “ideal” native that never existed except in “imperialistic narratives” Asians were acceptable “others” to emulate for they were presented as the “model” minority.

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In CybertypesLisa Nakamura examines how race gets coded on the Internet and in representations of the Internet.

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References to this book Excitable Speech: Not open to the public 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.

Nakamura brings up some very valid points and I enjoyed reading this book. In Cybertypes, Nakamura looks at what cyberttpes to race when it went online, and how our cybertypew about race continue to be shaped and reshaped every time we log on.

Inthe Internet is even larger and more global as compared to when Nakamura published Cybertypes. Queensland University of Technology.

Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. Libby Newhouse rated it liked it May 01, Chat rooms have changed to virtual worlds such as Second Life, World of Warcraft gaming and other virtual spaces where people can interact locally and globally.

Tracy rated it it was amazing Jul 31, She states that the characters are united “against a system or matrix of white purity and privilege as exemplified by institutions such as laws and corporations” 77 Race, in this movie, is a part of the actual body, and in cyberspace, the body is an avatar, where race is reminiscent or “residue” of the lived experience.


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In narratives such as Blade Runner and Neuromancerthe lone white rebellious hacker is the one who will save the rest of the population from the “machine.

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

Nakamura uses the movie, The Matrix, as a metaphor for how race operates in cyberspace under the hallucinatory ideal that race will be eliminated through multicultural collaboration. State Library of NSW.

Open Preview See a Problem? In the narratives, the white hackers are fighting Asians in Asian themed cyber spaces.

Other editions – Identitg all Cybertypes: View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Nakamura coins the perfect word for this extended metaphor which she carries successfully throughout her book. Refresh and try again. These 5 locations in Queensland: University of Technology Sydney. The harder race is pushed off-line, the greater the consequences in real life for people of color.