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
Published: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Moving toward the void : the call of the spirit in Obama's writings and career / Melvin B. Rahming
  • "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 / Albert U. Turner, Jr.
  • Barack Obama and the literary dimensions of his writings / James Tar Tsaaior
  • Obama, the Nobel laureate of peace : a portrait of the man and his words / Leah Creque-Harris
  • Obama's autobiographical writing, critical race theory, and the racializing gaze / Ignacio Lopez-Calvo
  • Understanding the young Obama / Kenton Rambsy
  • Daring to hope for a post-racial nation / Stephany R. Spaulding
  • Barack Obama and the new Black father / R. L'Heureux Lewis and Maria S. Johnson
  • Obama's "whiteness" and the politics of recognition : hybridizing white spaces and problematizing Blackness / Emile Lale Demiturk
  • Obama and Africa : "race" and reparations / Michael Janis
  • Revisiting Obama's proposition of change : a structural perspective / Alexander O. Miller
  • Barack Obama's "Blackness" / Brenda Flanagan
  • "I'm Lebron, baby" : perceptions, positions, and projections of the presidential election of Barack Obama on African American male identity / Imani Michelle Scott
  • What does Barack Obama mean? / Cindy Lutenbacher
  • The emperor's new clothes : identifying racism in in Obama's post-racial society / Frederick W. Gooding, Jr.
  • On second class citizenry and the othering of President Barack Obama / Tara Miller
  • Silent signifin' : the collision of fashion and politics on HBCU college campuses in the wake of the 2008 United States presidential election / Alison Ligon.