Racing Cyberculture

Minoritarian Art and Cultural Politics on the Internet

By Christopher L. McGahan

© 2008 – Routledge

226 pages

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About the Book

Racing Cyberculture explores new media art that challenges the 'race-blind' myth of cyberspace. The particular cultural workers whose productions are addressed are the performance and installation artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes, the UK new media arts collective Mongrel, the conceptual artists and composer Keith Obadike, and the multimedia artist Prema Murthy. The author looks at how works by these artists bring forward questions of racial and cultural identity as they intersect with information technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Re-Searching Racial Projects in the Technoculture 2. Re-Playing ‘Racial Knowledge’ and Cybercultural Subjectivity 3. Re-Collecting Cyberculture and Racial Indentification in a Minoritarian Frame of Reference 4. Re-Posing Cyberporn and the Racialized Subject in Cyberculture. Conclusion: Addressing the Post-9/11 Crisis of Racialization

About the Author

Chris McGahan (Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU, 2004) is Adjunct Professor of English at Yeshiva University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of digital media. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this subject as its influence and significance grow into the twenty-first century.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Internet / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies