[Air-L] Call for Chapters - "The Intersectional Internet: Race, Gender, and Culture Online" [March 15, 2011]

André Brock andre-brock at uiowa.edu
Sun Feb 20 18:01:01 PST 2011


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*Call for Chapters - “The Intersectional Internet: Race, Gender, and Culture
Online” edited by André Brock (University of Iowa)*

*Technology as Culture: Media, Machines, and Ideology*

I am soliciting research articles or essays for an edited collection on the
production, maintenance, or contestation of cultural identities in
information and communication technologies. I invite contributions from
scholars and practitioners in any field or endeavor that approaches
information and communication technologies from a cultural or humanist
perspective.  *I am interested in chapters that contextualize ICTs within
sociocultural contexts drawing upon the interactions of multiple categorical
axes of identity (e.g., race and class). *


The collection, entitled “The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, and
Culture Online”, will be published by Peter Lang in late 2012 as part of the
Digital Editions series (Steve Jones, series editor).  For this collection,
intersectionality frames the examination of intersecting, multiple
identities that complicate, extend, and maintain Internet/ICT beliefs,
design, and practices.

ICTs recreate social worlds *in situ*, removed from direct physical and
emotional feedback and contravening time and geographical constraints.
However, this social separation from the material world still retains
ideologies born of physical, temporal, and social beliefs.  That ideological
retention can be seen in technological beliefs privileging governments over
citizens, corporations over people, and the expansion of white privilege in
cyberspace. Contributions should address technocultural beliefs from a
structural perspective, examining institutional discourses about
technology’s effects on perceptions of intellect, sociability, progress, or
culture as mediated by technology.

Contributions to this collection could consider but are not limited to:

   - technology-based debates on privacy, surveillance, or insurrection
   - identity formation in new media
   - public policy debates about the expansion of broadband to underserved
   - Internal or external discourses about technology’s possibilities for
   mainstream or minority cultures.
   - technoculture and the West

   - the Social Web a decade after 9/11

Authors are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 750 words (in
plain text or word format) by *March 15, 2010* to andre-brock at uiowa.edu.
Authors will receive confirmation of receipt immediately and decision
notifications will go out on April 1, 2011.

 The abstract submission should contain the names and institutions of the
author along with contact information (name, e-mail, postal address, phone
and fax numbers) and the working title of the proposed essay/writing.
Submitted manuscripts should be original work, not concurrently submitted to
any other venue. NOTE: Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Andre Brock
Assistant Professor - Library and Information Science/POROI
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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