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Arquivo de Lisa Nakamura

Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books:
Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. New York and London: Routledge, 2002.
Race In Cyberspace. [Edited, with Beth Kolko and Gilbert Rodman] New York and London: Routledge, 2000.

Book Chapters:
“Race” in The Internet and American Life, Ed. Phil Howard and Steve Jones, Thousand Oaks and London: Sage Press, forthcoming 2002.
“Remastering the Internet: the Work of Race in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” in Archaeology of Multi-media, Ed. Wendy Chun, New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2002.
“Race in the Construct, or the Construction of Race: New Media and Old Identities in The Matrix” in Domain Errors! A Cyberfeminist Handbook of Tactics, Eds. Michelle Wright, Maria Fernandez, and Faith Wilding, New York: Autonomedia Press, forthcoming 2002.
“After/Images of Identity: Gender, Technology, and Identity Politics” in Reload: Rethinking Woman + Culture, Eds. Austin Booth and Mary Flanagan, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.
“Race” in Unspun: Key Terms for the World Wide Web and Culture, Ed. Thomas Swiss, New York: New York University Press, 2001.
“Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism on the Internet” in The Cybercultures Reader, Ed. David Bell, New York and London: Routledge Press, 2000 and in CyberReader, 2nd edition, Ed. Victor Vitanza, New York: Allyn and Bacon,1999.
“‘Where Do You Want to Go Today?'” Cybernetic Tourism, the Internet, and Transnationality” in Race In Cyberspace. [Edited, with Beth Kolko and Gilbert Rodman] New York and London: Routledge, 1999.

Talking Race and Cyberspace: Lisa Nakamura

Talking Race and Cyberspace:
Interview with Lisa Nakamura
By Geert Lovink
I met Internet scholar Lisa Nakamura at a conference in Oslo, late 2001, where she showed how techno-utopian dreams reproduced racist patterns. Her analysis was of a shocking normality because it, once again, proved how ‘the old’ got teleported into the new in such a friction-free manner.Nakamura’s material shows how the Internet, despite all its alternative claims, is part of dominant visual culture. “No one on the Internet knows you are a dog.” It is this flirt with fluid identities, so common in the roaring nineties, that distracted Internet advocates from futher investigations. That, of course, changed over the past years. A number of conferences were held and studies done, and Lisa Nakamura’s work stands out within this context.The following email interview was done after we both got involved in a debate about the merits of ‘Internet research’.Full Interview:Talking Race and Cyberspace