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Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has served as a major platform for political performance, social justice activism, and large-scale public debates over race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality. It has empowered minoritarian groups to organize protests, articulate often-underrepresented perspectives, and form community. It has also spread hashtags that have been used to bully and silence women, people of color, and LGBTQ people.

#identity is among the first scholarly books to address the positive and negative effects of Twitter on our contemporary world. Hailing from diverse scholarly fields, all contributors are affiliated with The Color of New Media, a scholarly collective based at the University of California, Berkeley. The Color of New Media explores the intersections of new media studies, critical race theory, gender and women’s studies, and postcolonial studies. The essays in #identity consider topics such as the social justice movements organized through #BlackLivesMatter, #Ferguson, and #SayHerName; the controversies around #WhyIStayed and #CancelColbert; Twitter use in India and Africa; the integration of hashtags such as #nohomo and #onfleek that have become part of everyday online vernacular; and other ways in which Twitter has been used by, for, and against women, people of color, LGBTQ, and Global South communities. Collectively, the essays in this volume offer a critically interdisciplinary view of how and why social media has been at the heart of US and global political discourse for over a decade.

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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Introduction
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - One. Is Twitter a Stage?
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Two. #OnFleek
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Three. “You Ok Sis?”
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Four. #SandraBland’s Mystery
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Five. Creating and Imagining Black Futures through Afrofuturism
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Six. Ferguson Blues
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Part II
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Seven. Confused Cats and Postfeminist Performance
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Eight. #WhyIStayed
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Ten. Hashtag Television
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Part III
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Eleven. Hashtag Rhetoric
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Twelve. #CancelColbert
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Thirteen. #nohomo
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Part IV
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Fourteen. “Is Twitter for Celebrities Only?”
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Fifteen. Reterritorializing Twitter
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Sixteen. #IfAfricaWasABar
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Seventeen. Beyond Hashtags
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Part V
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Eighteen. The Color of New Media Enters Trumplandia
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Contributors
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  1. #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation - Index
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ISBN
9780472901098
Related ISBN(s)
9780472054152, 9780472074150, 9780472125272
MARC Record
OCLC
1077773750
Launched on MUSE
2021-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
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