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The Intersectional Internet

Race, Sex, Class, and Culture Online


Edited By Safiya Umoja Noble and Brendesha M. Tynes

From race, sex, class, and culture, the multidisciplinary field of Internet studies needs theoretical and methodological approaches that allow us to question the organization of social relations that are embedded in digital technologies, and that foster a clearer understanding of how power relations are organized through technologies.
Representing a scholarly dialogue among established and emerging critical media and information studies scholars, this volume provides a means of foregrounding new questions, methods, and theories which can be applied to digital media, platforms, and infrastructures. These inquiries include, among others, how representation to hardware, software, computer code, and infrastructures might be implicated in global economic, political, and social systems of control.
Contributors argue that more research needs to explicitly trace the types of uneven power relations that exist in technological spaces. By looking at both the broader political and economic context and the many digital technology acculturation processes as they are differentiated intersectionally, a clearer picture emerges of how under-acknowledging culturally situated and gendered information technologies are impacting the possibility of participation with (or purposeful abstinence from) the Internet.
This book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in Internet studies, library and information studies, communication, sociology, and psychology. It is also ideal for researchers with varying expertise and will help to advance theoretical and methodological approaches to Internet research.
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Ergin Bulut, PhD

Department of Media and Visual Arts

Koç University

Dr. Ergin Bulut is an assistant professor at the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is currently working on his book manuscript on the precarious work experience of video game developers where he explores processes of financialization, corporatization, and spatialization. His research interests cover political economy of media and media labor, critical/cultural studies, game studies, and philosophy of technology. His writings have appeared in TV and New Media; Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Globalization, Societies and Education; and Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. He is the co-editor of Cognitive Capitalism, Education, and Digital Labor (Peter Lang, 2011).

Aymar Jean Christian, PhD

Department of Communication Studies

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