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Title:"White and Nerdy": Computers, Race, and the Nerd Stereotype
Author(s):Kendall, Lori
Subject(s):nerds
geeks
hip hop
race and popular culture
gender and computing
race and computing
Abstract:The nerd stereotype portrays nerds as white males and thus acts as a "gatekeeper" to the acquisition of computer expertise and employment. This article examines three popular culture representations of nerds: the Geek Squad homepages, Weird Al Yankovic's "White and Nerdy" video, and various representations of nerdcore, a nerd genre of hip hop.
Issue Date:2007-08-09
Citation Info:submitted to the Journal of Popular Culture
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1792
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Lori Kendall
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-08-09


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