Learning Race and Ethnicity
Youth and Digital Media
Edited by Anna Everett
It may have been true once that (as the famous
cartoon of the 1990s put it) "Nobody knows you're a dog on the
Internet," and that (as an MCI commercial of that era declared) on the
Internet there is no race, gender, or infirmity, but today, with the
development of web cams, digital photography, cell phone cameras,
streaming video, and social networking sites, this notion seems
quaintly idealistic. This volume takes up issues of race and ethnicity
in the new digital media landscape. The contributors address this
topic--still difficult to engage honestly, clearly, empathetically, and
with informed understanding in twenty-first century America--with the
goal of pushing consideration of a vexing but important subject from
margin to center.
Learning Race and Ethnicity explores the intersection of race
and ethnicity with post 9/11 politics, online hate-speech practices,
and digital youth and media cultures. It examines universal access and
the racial and ethnic digital divide from the perspective of digital
media learning and youth. The chapters treat such subjects as racial
identity in the computer-mediated public sphere, minority technology
innovators, new methods of music distribution, digital artist Judy
Baca's work with youth, Native American digital media literacy, and
minority youth technology access and the pervasiveness of online health
Ambar Basu, Graham D. Bodie, Dara N. Byrne, Jessie Daniels, Mohan J.
Dutta, Raiford Guins, Guisela Latorre, Antonio López, Chela Sandoval,
Tyrone D. Taborn, Douglas Thomas.
About the Editor
Anna Everett is Professor of Film Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.