ERIC Number: EJ565044
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Communities on the Verge: Intersections and Disjunctures in the New Information Order.
Tu, Thuy Linh; Rush, Debra Wexler; Hines, Alicia Headlam; Nelson, Alondra
Computers and Composition, v14 n2 p289-300 Aug 1997
Examines the relationship of information technology to communities of color. Argues that attempts to "stake a claim in cyberspace" happen on two levels: the "virtual" and the "real." Explores questions of how community is imagined by people of color using icons and language, and how images and language mark insiders and outsiders. Notes inconsistencies in "global village" metaphors. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Computers and Diversity.