Digital Culture in Humanities Discussion7 communications assignment help

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Discuss your opinion about each question in about 100-250 words (depending on the question). This is not an essay. It is a Humanities course Discussion assignment based on readers knowledge so you don’t need to worry about format or essay structure. Yorwelcome to use other sources than the two provided but only use them to get knowledge because citation is not necessary. Please proofread and edit comprehensively because it needs to be free of grammatical errors.

PBS Race site

1. Evaluate this site as an example of an attempt to use the Web to educate young people about race and racism. What does the site do well? What might it do better?

2. How does the site define race and racism? What does this web-based approach to educating about race offer that other mediums might not?

Rajagopol and Bojin

1. What do the authors see as the major kinds of racial hate rhetoric found online? Which do you see as most prevalent? Most dangerous? Can you think of other modes they don’t name?

2. According to the article, in what specific ways does the Internet facilitate the spreading of hate messages?

3. Should Internet hate materials be regulated? What are the strongest arguments in favor? Against doing so?

4 If we were to attempt to regulate hate speech online, what would be the best way(s) to do so? What criteria should be used to differentiate between hate and non-hate materials?

5 What impact would measures against hate messages have on the Internet culture more broadly?

1. Of the many issues regarding Internet studies that Daniels surveys, what do you think are the two most important ones and why?

2. What does Daniels see as the major limitations of Internet race studies so far and how does he account for those weaknesses?

Haas & Arola

1. How would you explain Haas’s idea of rhetorical sovereignty?

2. To what extent and in what ways do you think the site First Nations Pedagogy achieves such rhetorical sovereignty in cyberspaces for Indigenous Canadians?

3. How might this idea of rhetorical sovereignty be applied to other marginalized groups seeking fairer representation online?

4. How does Arola’s piece complicate issues of racial identity online (and off)?

Never Alone game

1. As you read about (and if you get the chance play) this game, think about the ways it deals with some of the issues in race in gaming.

2, In what ways does Never Alone shatter stereotypes? Do you think might inadvertently reinforce stereotypes in some users?

3. In what ways does Never Alone go beyond the typical cultural functions of video games?


Daniels, Race and Racism in Internet Studies (this requires logging onto the York Scott Library site)

Rajagopal and Bis, Digital Representation: Racism on the World Wide Web

PBS. Race: The Power of an Illusion

Haas, Making Online Spaces More Native to American Indians

Arola, It’s My Revolution: Learning to See Mixedblood

Never Alone (video game)

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