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The Resource Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America, Michael P. Jeffries

Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America, Michael P. Jeffries

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Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America
Title
Paint the White House black
Title remainder
Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Jeffries
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Barack Obama's election as the first black president in American history forced a reconsideration of racial reality and possibility. It also incited an outpouring of discussion and analysis of Obama's personal and political exploits. Paint the White House Black fills a significant void in Obama-themed debate, shifting the emphasis from the details of Obama's political career to an understanding of how race works in America. In this groundbreaking book, race, rather than Obama, is the central focus. Michael P. Jeffries approaches Obama's election and administration as common cultural ground for thinking about race. He uncovers contemporary stereotypes and anxieties by examining historically rooted conceptions of race and nationhood, discourses of "biracialism" and Obama's mixed heritage, the purported emergence of a "post-racial society," and popular symbols of Michelle Obama as a modern black woman. In so doing, Jeffries casts new light on how we think about race and enables us to see how race, in turn, operates within our daily lives. Race is a difficult concept to grasp, with outbursts and silences that disguise its relationships with a host of other phenomena. Using Barack Obama as its point of departure, Paint the White House Black boldly aims to understand race by tracing the web of interactions that bind it to other social and historical forces." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeffries, Michael P
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.J44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Michelle
  • Post-racialism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Rassenfrage
  • USA
  • Noirs américains
  • Présidents
  • Hommes politiques noirs américains
  • Relations interethniques
  • Discrimination raciale
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
Label
Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America, Michael P. Jeffries
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-199) and index
Contents
Through the fog -- My (founding) father's son : race, nation, and the politics of inheritance -- "Mutts like me" : Barack Obama, tragic mulattos, and cool mixed race millennials -- Postracialism reconsidered : class, the Black counterpublic, and the end of Black politics -- The perils of being superwoman : Michelle Obama's public image -- A place called "Obama"
Control code
808930459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 210 p.
Isbn
9780804780957
Lccn
2012035312
Other control number
40022115107
System control number
(OCoLC)808930459
Label
Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America, Michael P. Jeffries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-199) and index
Contents
Through the fog -- My (founding) father's son : race, nation, and the politics of inheritance -- "Mutts like me" : Barack Obama, tragic mulattos, and cool mixed race millennials -- Postracialism reconsidered : class, the Black counterpublic, and the end of Black politics -- The perils of being superwoman : Michelle Obama's public image -- A place called "Obama"
Control code
808930459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 210 p.
Isbn
9780804780957
Lccn
2012035312
Other control number
40022115107
System control number
(OCoLC)808930459

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