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Cyber Racism White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights
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June 2009 • $75.00 • (£44.95)
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Pages: 274
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 3/4
By Jessie Daniels
Series: Perspectives on a Multiracial America
 
Social Science | Minority Studies
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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In this exploration of the way racism is translated from the print-only era to the cyber era the author takes the reader through a devastatingly informative tour of white supremacy online. The book examines how white supremacist organizations have translated their printed publications onto the Internet. Included are examples of open as well as 'cloaked' sites which disguise white supremacy sources as legitimate civil rights websites. Interviews with a small sample of teenagers as they surf the web show how they encounter cloaked sites and attempt to make sense of them, mostly unsuccessfully. The result is a first-rate analysis of cyber racism within the global information age. The author debunks the common assumptions that the Internet is either an inherently democratizing technology or an effective 'recruiting' tool for white supremacists. The book concludes with a nuanced, challenging analysis that urges readers to rethink conventional ways of knowing about racial equality, civil rights, and the Internet.
Jessie Daniels teaches at Hunter College and writes and teaches about racism and anti-racism in print and online. She is the author of White Lies (Routledge). Daniels is a regular contributor to the blog Racism Review (www.racismreview.com ). Her research for this book was supported in part by the MacArthur Foundation.
Part 1 INTRODUCTION
Part 2 WHITE SUPREMACY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
Part 3 WHITE SUPREMACY ONLINE
Part 4 FIGHTING WHITE SUPREMACY IN THE DIGITAL ERA
White supremacy never sleeps, as pathbreaking sociologist Jessie Daniels again demonstrates. We see how cyber racism spreads like a sprawling cancerous growth across the Internet, as old white-racist groups get reinvigorated and new groups form and thrive all in the interest of aggressively spreading supremacist doctrines to yet more millions across the globe.
Joe Feagin, Texas A& M University


Pathbreaking look into new avenues for white supremacy in a digital age.
Kathleen M. Blee, University of Pittsburgh; author of Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement


In Cyber Racism, Jessie Daniels provides a powerful corrective to rosy accounts of the World Wide Web as inherently progressive or liberatory. By carefully tracking both overt and cloaked hate activities on the web, Daniels reveals the dark underbelly of cyberspace: far-reaching white supremacist organizations that are utilizing the web to spread racism, hatred, and violence. The book convincingly tracks the global dimensions of white supremacy, while also illustrating the myriad ways in which racism intersects with issues of nationalism, gender, and literacy.
Tara McPherson, Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California and author of Reconstructing Dixie


Cyber Racism is a wonderful text and an excellent addition to the field. I'm excited to use it in class!
C. Richard King, Washington State University


I've known Jessie Daniels (for nearly a decade) to be a thoughtful and well-informed observer of the social nuances of online behavior. She's been carefully tracking one of the dark sides of life online, and Cyber Racism promises to be a landmark.
Howard Rheingold, Stanford University


Jessie Daniels' Cyber Racism is a well-written, insightful, and exhaustive examination of white supremacy online. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks to understand how hatemongers can have so much influence on our society in the digital era.
Jack Levin, co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University and author of The Violence of Hate


Daniels (City Univ. of New York) focuses on manifestations of white supremacy and, to a lesser degree, gender disparity on the Internet. She is especially interested in offering a preliminary analysis of how the discourse of the white supremacist movement has been translated from print into the digital era. Recommended.
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