VIRTUAL ETHNICITY : The new digitization of place , body , language , and memory

  title={VIRTUAL ETHNICITY : The new digitization of place , body , language , and memory},
  author={Leah P. Macfadyen},
Ethnicity represents a challenging category of selfhood, even for societies sharing a material lived reality. In cyberspace, ethnicity becomes even more confusing. If ethnic affiliation truly depends upon material phenomena such as body or place, what scope, if any, is there for construction of “real ethnicity” in the deterritorialized disembodied virtual spaces of the Internet? In this paper, I present arguments for the recognition of virtual identities as “real,” and I also argue that the… CONTINUE READING


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