Race After Technology

Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Benjamin, Ruha
172 S. Seiten,Kartoniert
18,90 €
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Lieferzeit: 5 Werktage(inkl . Versand)

From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity. Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen discrimination while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to the racism of a previous era. Presenting the concept of the "New Jim Code," she shows how a range of discriminatory designs encode inequity by explicitly amplifying racial hierarchies; by ignoring but thereby replicating social divisions; or by aiming to fix racial bias but ultimately doing quite the opposite. Moreover, she makes a compelling case for race itself as a kind of technology, designed to stratify and sanctify social injustice in the architecture of everyday life. This illuminating guide provides conceptual tools for decoding tech promises with sociologically informed skepticism. In doing so, it challenges us to question not only the technologies we are sold but also the ones we ourselves manufacture. If you adopt this book for classroom use in the 2019-2020 academic year, the author would be pleased to arrange to Skype to a session of your class. If interested, enter your details in this sign-up sheet: https://buff.ly/2wJsvZr

Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University

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Autor Benjamin, Ruha
Verlag Wiley-VCH GmbH
ISBN 9781509526406
ISBN/EAN 9781509526406
Lieferzeit 5 Werktage(inkl . Versand)
Einband Kartoniert
Format 2.3 x 21.6 x 14
Seitenzahl 172 S.
Gewicht 385
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