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The Resource Distributed Blackness : African American cybercultures, André Brock, Jr

Distributed Blackness : African American cybercultures, André Brock, Jr

Label
Distributed Blackness : African American cybercultures
Title
Distributed Blackness
Title remainder
African American cybercultures
Statement of responsibility
André Brock, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An explanation of the digital practices of the black Internet From BlackPlanet to #BlackGirlMagic, Distributed Blackness places blackness at the very center of internet culture. André Brock Jr. claims issues of race and ethnicity as inextricable from and formative of contemporary digital culture in the United States. Distributed Blackness analyzes a host of platforms and practices (from Black Twitter to Instagram, YouTube, and app development) to trace how digital media have reconfigured the meanings and performances of African American identity. Brock moves beyond widely circulated deficit models of respectability, bringing together discourse analysis with a close reading of technological interfaces to develop nuanced arguments about how "blackness" gets worked out in various technological domains. As Brock demonstrates, there's nothing niche or subcultural about expressions of blackness on social media: internet use and practice now set the terms for what constitutes normative participation. Drawing on critical race theory, linguistics, rhetoric, information studies, and science and technology studies, Brock tabs between black-dominated technologies, websites, and social media to build a set of black beliefs about technology. In explaining black relationships with and alongside technology, Brock centers the unique joy and sense of community in being black online now
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brock, André L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.A37
LC item number
B76 2020eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical cultural communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans and mass media
  • African Americans
  • Internet
  • Online social networks
  • African Americans and mass media
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Internet
  • Online social networks
  • United States
Label
Distributed Blackness : African American cybercultures, André Brock, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distributing Blackness: Ayo technology! Texts, identities, and Blackness -- Information inspirations: the web browser as racial technology -- "The Black purposes of space travel": Black Twitter as Black technoculture -- Black online discourse, part 1: ratchetry and racism -- Black online discourse, part 2: respectability -- Making a way out of no way: Black cyberculture and the Black technocultural matrix
Control code
1142454520
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479811908
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1142454520
Label
Distributed Blackness : African American cybercultures, André Brock, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-265) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Distributing Blackness: Ayo technology! Texts, identities, and Blackness -- Information inspirations: the web browser as racial technology -- "The Black purposes of space travel": Black Twitter as Black technoculture -- Black online discourse, part 1: ratchetry and racism -- Black online discourse, part 2: respectability -- Making a way out of no way: Black cyberculture and the Black technocultural matrix
Control code
1142454520
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479811908
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1142454520

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