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Author Rahming, Melvin B., 1943-
Title Critical essays on Barack Obama : re-affirming the hope, re-vitalizing the dream.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Subject Obama, Barack.
United States -- Race relations.
Description 1 online resource (352 pages)
Summary 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 his controversial contributions to the global conversation about race; his impact on popular culture and race relations; his literary, political and philosophical visions; his attitude toward the America ...
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781443836227
OCLC # 823386149
Additional Format Print version: 9781443836210