Provoking digital common sense: Reddit, racialized language and the final vocabulary of race

Smith, Bryan (2016) Provoking digital common sense: Reddit, racialized language and the final vocabulary of race. In: Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas, Ibrahim, Awad, and Reis, Giuliano, (eds.) Provoking Curriculum Studies: Strong Poetry and the Arts of the Possible. Studies in Curriculum Theory Series . Routledge, New York, NY, USA, pp. 104-115.

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Abstract

This chapter shows that the dialogicality, cultural diversity and openness of the online communities would provide a means through which to surmount the common sense of racialization. It explores the ways in which people respond to an article that draws on the racialized tensions between Muslim and non-Muslim people in France, questioning whether the platform is used as a means of reinforcing final vocabularies of race or whether it can serve to engender strong poetic responses. On October 22, 2012, Reuters wrote a short news article on a far-right movement in France referred to as Identity Group who seized control of a mosque, unfurling 'a banner referring to Charles Martel's historic defeat of advancing Muslim troops there in 732'. As a story that plays on ever increasing racialized tensions in France, one would reasonably expect some semblance of a response that reflects the current strained political and cultural context of the country.

Item ID: 54175
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-82774-5
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 00:02
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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