La representación discursiva de la identidad racial en las redes sociales

Norma Patricia Sepúlveda Legorreta, María Eugenia Flores Treviño


The aim of this chapter is a brief review mainly of Hispanic and American theoretical contributions to address the issue of racism in news sites and social networks and propose the theory of social representations as a relevant theoretical tool to understand the processes discursive construction of racial identity in this social space. For this divide exploration in the following categories: 1) the Internet as a space for the construction of identity and community formation around ethnic and racial identity; 2) social networks as a place to express racial attitudes; and 3) the social representations as interpretive guiding principles and to study the discursive construction of racial identity.


discursive construction; racial identity; social networks; social representations

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