"At this defining moment" : Barack Obama's presidential candidacy and the new politics of race /

In January 2009, Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. In the weeks and months following the election, as in those that preceded it, countless social observers from across the ideological spectrum commented upon the cultural, social and political significance of "the Obam...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Logan, Enid Lynette
Corporate Author: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Format: eBook
Published: New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2011.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: the landscape of race in the 21st century
  • Post-race American triumphalism and the entrenchment of colorblind racial ideology
  • Rooted in the Black community but not limited to it: the perils and promises of the new politics of race
  • Contesting gender and race in the 2008 democratic primary
  • The trope of race in Obama's America
  • Asian and Latino voters in the 2008 election: the politics of color in the racial middle
  • In defense of the white nation: the modern conservative movement and the discourse of exclusionary nationalism
  • Racial politics under the first Black president.