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 ยท Haven Hall S. State St.

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She contends that the silence gives the Internet a “whitewashed” perspective, where users assume that the people with whom they are interacting are white. Open to the public ; What is seen and known depends on the person posting and the person observing or searching.

Return to Book Page. She states, “the lessons of deconstructions have taught us to look for the silences or omissions in discourse, and the ways in which these erasures and suppressions condition the shape of truth” Public Private login e.

During visits in chat rooms, Nakamura noted that white males would take on the roles of Asian samurais and ccybertypes in their Asian themed game rooms. Federation University Australia Library.


As new media develops so does Nakamura’s analysis of the new tools and user perspectives. In fhe narratives, the white hackers are fighting Asians in Asian themed cyber spaces.

Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 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.

Nakamura brings up some thf valid points and I enjoyed reading this book. These 5 locations in Queensland: True cultural collaborations will not ensue through cyberspace if reality is hidden behind the “experience” of the tourist. Despite attempting to appear quite multicultural, The Matrix reapplies fixed racial typology.

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Chat rooms have changed to virtual worlds such as Second Life, World of Warcraft gaming ethnciity other virtual spaces where people can interact locally and globally. First published in University of Wollongong Library. Queensland University of Technology. University of Western Australia. 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.


Zhoel13 rated it liked it Jul 04, Emily Olorin rated it it was amazing Feb 05, This single location in South Australia: Nakamura questions why Morpheus is just a guide, rather than a chosen one. Open to the public.

The other main characters, a white female, black female all play supporting roles to help Neo defeat the machine. Westerners get this right because they are “the producer s of marketable knowledge, the setter of networking and software-language standards” Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nakamura contends that his multiculturality is the answer to the white machine, as viewed through The Matrix.

I would’ve given it 4 stars but I had some problems with her methodologies, and I just couldn’t quite get over it. National Library of Australia. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait May 19, Elizabeth marked it as to-read Shelves: Angela Cirucci rated it really liked it Mar 09, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.