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Distributed BlacknessAfrican American Cybercultures$

André Brock

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479820375

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479820375.001.0001

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Distributed Blackness

André Brock

NYU Press

(p.i) Distributed Blackness

(p.ii) Critical Cultural Communication

(p.v) Distributed Blackness

General Editors: Jonathan Gray, Aswin Punathambekar, Adrienne Shaw

Founding Editors: Sarah Banet-Weiser and Kent A. Ono

Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media Isabel Molina-Guzmán

The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet Thomas Streeter

Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance Kelly A. Gates

Critical Rhetorics of Race Edited by Michael G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono

Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures Edited by Radha S. Hegde

Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times Edited by Roopali Mukherjee and Sarah Banet-Weiser

Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation after 9/11 Evelyn Alsultany

Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness Valerie Hartouni

The Makeover: Reality Television and Reflexive Audiences Katherine Sender Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture Sarah Banet-Weiser

Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones Cara Wallis

Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production Lisa Henderson

Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture Stephanie Ricker Schulte

Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe Timothy Havens

Citizenship Excess: Latino/as, Media, and the Nation Hector Amaya

(p.iii) Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America Brenton J. Malin

The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century Catherine R. Squires

Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries Edited by Derek Johnson, Derek Kompare, and Avi Santo

Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-Language Radio and Public Advocacy Dolores Inés Casillas

Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay Nitin Govil

Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship Lori Kido Lopez

Struggling For Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life Andre Cavalcante

Wife, Inc.: The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century Suzanne Leonard

Homegrown: Identity and Difference in the American War on Terror Piotr Szpunar

Dot-Com Design: The Rise of a Useable, Social, Commercial Web Megan Sapnar Ankerson

Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity Ralina L. Joseph

Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution Ramon Lobato

The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online Nora A. Draper

Media & Celebrity: An Introduction to Fame Susan J. Douglas and Andrea McDonnell

Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry Suzanne Scott

Locked Out: Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture Evan Elkins

The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place Germaine R. Halegoua

Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures André Brock Jr. (p.iv)

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  • References to internet websites (URLs) were accurate at the time of writing. Neither the author nor New York University Press is responsible for URLs that may have expired or changed since the manuscript was prepared.
  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
  • Names: Brock, André L., Jr., author.
  • Title: Distributed blackness : African American cybercultures / André Brock, Jr.
  • Description: New York : New York University Press, [2019] | Series: Critical cultural
  • communication | Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Identifiers: LCCN 2019012037 | ISBN 9781479820375 (cloth ; alk. paper) | ISBN
  • 9781479829965 (paperback ; alk. paper)
  • Subjects: LCSH: African Americans—Communication. | African Americans and
  • mass media. | African Americans—Intellectual life—21st century. | Internet—Social
  • aspects—United States. | Online social networks—United States.
  • Classification: LCC P94.5.A37 .B76 2019 | DDC 302.23089/96073—dc23
  • LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019012037
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