Barack Obama Political Frontiers and Racial Agency

ISBN-10: 1452216703

ISBN-13: 9781452216706

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Molefi K. Asante, Ama Mazama

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Mazama and Asante explore the Obama era-the confluence of the political, technological, social, economic, and religious dimensions of Obama’s campaign, election, and presidency.Culled from hundreds of articles in journals across the social sciences-in political science, sociology, African American studies, and communication--this illuminating collection deals with the complexities of the Obama phenomenon from critical research perspective, marking the era as a transformation brought about by a transitional leader. Part introductions offer needed framing and context to facilitate debate and discussion.
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List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 1/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Molefi Asante is a distinguished scholar and is best known for creating the discipline of Black Studies over 25 years ago. nbsp; He is the Editor for the Journal of Black Studies (Sage) and the Encyclopedia of Black Studies (Sage Reference, 12/04 nbsp; 933 units, $82k LTD). nbsp; His recent research has centered on the history and present developments of African religions.

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Introduction: The Barack Obama Phenomenon: Politics, Symbol, and Reality
See How Barack Obama Ran: The Campaign for the Presidency
Deracializing Obama: White Voters and the 2004 Illinois U. S. Senate Race
Southern Strategy 2.0: Conservatives, White Voters, and the Election of Barack Obama
Turning Out the Center: Racial Politics and African Agency in the Obama Era
An Immigrant's Dream and the Audacity of Hope: The 2004 Convention Addresses of Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Iconic Obama: Controlling the Identity of a President
Obama's Political Philosophy: Pragmatism, Politics, and the University of Chicago
Barack Obama and the Politics of Blackness
Barack Obama's Faustian Bargain and the Fight for America's Racial Soul
The Lessons of the Obama Presidential Election
Facing Barack Hussein Obama: Race, Globalization, and Transnational America
The Audacity of Hope
Obama and the White Vote
The Limits of Governance in Obama's Administration
Obama: The New Contours of Power
Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Power: An Africological Observation
Obama's Whiteness
Perceptions of Leadership and the Challenge of Obama's Blackness
Barack Obama and the Politics of Race: The Myth of Postracism in America
"The Reality of American Life Has Strayed From Its Myths": Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope and the Discourse of the American Reclamation Jeremiad
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