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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

Label
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
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeffries, Michael P
Dewey number
973.932092
Index
index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.J44 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Post-racialism
  • United States
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
  • HISTORY
  • Post-racialism
  • Race relations
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America, Michael P. Jeffries
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
847595339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804785570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847595339
Label
Paint the White House black : Barack Obama and the meaning of race in America, Michael P. Jeffries
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
847595339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804785570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847595339

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