The Digital Practices of African Americans

The Digital Practices of African Americans

by Roderick Graham (Author)
EPUB
Unlimited loans, One at a time
Details

How do social scientists study the impact of social networking sites on racial identity formation? How has the Internet impacted the accumulation of social and cultural capital? By synthesizing insights across a variety of disciplines, this book builds an original theoretical perspective through which these and other questions about core social processes can be addressed. Three case studies of how African Americans use information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used to illustrate this theoretical perspective. They show how groups can leverage ICTs to overcome historical inequalities. The book argues that the lenses through which scholars and society’s leaders think about new technology place too much emphasis on the technological and economic aspects of ICTs, and not enough on the impact of ICTs on social processes at the everyday level.

Book details

Publication date
September 01, 2013
Publisher
Collection
Page count
164
ISBN
9781454198765
Paper ISBN
9781433122729