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xi, 292 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • The Barack Obama Phenomenon: Politics, Symbol, and Reality - Ama Mazama and Molefi Kete Asante PART ONE: SEE HOW BARACK OBAMA RAN: THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY Deracializing Obama: White Voters and the 2004 Illinois U.S. Senate Race - David. J. Andersen and Jane Junn Southern Strategy 2.0: Conservatives, White Voters, and the Election of Barack Obama - Thomas Edge Turning Out the Center: Racial Politics and African Agency in the Obama Era - Phillip S. Howard An Immigrant's Dream and the Audacity of Hope: The 2004 Convention Addresses of Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger - Babak Elahi and Grant Cos Part PART TWO: THE ICONIC OBAMA: CONTROLLING THE IDENTITY OF A PRESIDENT Obama's Political Philosophy: Pragmatism, Politics, and the University of Chicago - Bart Schultz Barack Obama and the Politics of Blackness - Ron Walters Barack Obama's Faustian Bargain and the Fight for America's Racial Soul - Christopher J. Metzler PART THREE: THE LESSONS OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION Facing Barack Hussein Obama: Race, Globalization, and Transnational America - Radhika Parameswaran The Audacity of Hope - Dewey Clayton Obama and the White Vote - Todd Donovan Part PART FOUR: THE LIMITS OF GOVERNANCE IN OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION Obama: The New Contours of Power - Jerry Harris and Carl Davidson Barack Obama and the Dilemma of Power: An Africological Observation - Molefi Kete Asante Obama's Whiteness - Shawn Michelle Smith Perceptions of Leadership and the Challenge of Obama's Blackness - Charlton D. McIlwain Barack Obama and the Politics of Race: The Myth of Postracism in America - Martell Teasley and David Ikard 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 - Willie J. Harrell, Jr.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452216706 20160609
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452216706 20160609
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