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Audible Citizenship and Audiomobility: Race, Technology, and CB Radio (2012)


Black CB shows how "community" and "identity" do not necessarily originate through direct contact and communication. Its users built on an already existing black aural public sphere---rooted in black-interest radio, jive talk, and jazz and blues lyrics---and adapted CB technology to combine with that aural-oral sphere to connect geographically and socially diverse individuals. Black CB thus indirectly created a technologically mediated community based on perceived audible racial identity.

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Slaton, Amy E.
Duvall, John
McCoy, Sharon D
Raskin, Victor
Schneider, Ryan
Weininger, Stephen J.
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