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Textures of Diaspora and (Post-)Digitality: A Cultural Studies Approach
  • ISSN: 2632-5853
  • E-ISSN: 2632-5861


This text explores the importance of online activism with respect to Black and racialized people existing within the systemic form of Otherness that often still excludes. Technology offers immense opportunities for people living within diasporic communities, yet it must be noted that technology has been – and often still is – created by and for White people. This text examines how online networks can help analyse and relocate Black narratives and lives by creating an identity that is able to locate peers through the digital space. The networks facilitated by this digital diasporic community aid in deconstructing how Black and racialized stories – which used to only be told by White people – are now shaped by first-person Black narratives. The presence of an online network and community enables Black and racialized people to overcome systemic obstacles, bringing to the fore social movements and dynamics that are not oppressive but inclusive and enriching.


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