Critical essays on Barack Obama : re-affirming the hope, re-vitalizing the dream.

This collection of critical essays explores the life and writings of President Barack Obama. The individual essays, written by a diverse body of scholars, examine specific facets of Obama's career - from personal, communal, national and international reactions to his presidential election; to h...

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Main Author: Rahming, Melvin B.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
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505 0 0 |g Introduction:  |t Moving toward the void : the call of the spirit in Obama's writings and career /  |r Melvin B. Rahming --  |t "In no other nation is my story even possible" : collective narrative, self-narrative, and prosthetic memory in Dreams from my father: a story of race and inheritance /  |r Albert U. Turner, Jr. --  |t Barack Obama and the literary dimensions of his writings /  |r James Tar Tsaaior --  |t Obama, the Nobel laureate of peace : a portrait of the man and his words /  |r Leah Creque-Harris --  |t Obama's autobiographical writing, critical race theory, and the racializing gaze /  |r Ignacio Lopez-Calvo --  |t Understanding the young Obama /  |r Kenton Rambsy --  |t Daring to hope for a post-racial nation /  |r Stephany R. Spaulding --  |t Barack Obama and the new Black father /  |r R. L'Heureux Lewis and Maria S. Johnson --  |t Obama's "whiteness" and the politics of recognition : hybridizing white spaces and problematizing Blackness /  |r Emile Lale Demiturk --  |t Obama and Africa : "race" and reparations /  |r Michael Janis --  |t Revisiting Obama's proposition of change : a structural perspective /  |r Alexander O. Miller --  |t Barack Obama's "Blackness" /  |r Brenda Flanagan --  |t "I'm Lebron, baby" : perceptions, positions, and projections of the presidential election of Barack Obama on African American male identity /  |r Imani Michelle Scott --  |t What does Barack Obama mean? /  |r Cindy Lutenbacher --  |t The emperor's new clothes : identifying racism in in Obama's post-racial society /  |r Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. --  |t On second class citizenry and the othering of President Barack Obama /  |r Tara Miller --  |t Silent signifin' : the collision of fashion and politics on HBCU college campuses in the wake of the 2008 United States presidential election /  |r Alison Ligon. 
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