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The Resource Barack Obama and the future of American politics, Paul Street

Barack Obama and the future of American politics, Paul Street

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Barack Obama and the future of American politics
Title
Barack Obama and the future of American politics
Statement of responsibility
Paul Street
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Many Americans believe Barack Obama represents a hopeful future for America. But does he also reflect the American politics of the past? This book offers the broadest understanding of the meaning of the "Obama phenomenon" to date. Paul Street was on the ground throughout the Iowa campaign, and his stories of the rising Obama phenomenon are poignant. Yet the author's background in American political history allows him to explore the deeper meanings of Obama's remarkable political career." "He looks at Obama in relation to contemporary issues of class, race, war, and empire. He considers Obama in the context of our nation's political history, with comparisons to FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, and other leaders. Street finds that the Obama persona, crafted by campaign consultants and filtered through dominant media trends, masks the "change" candidate's adherence to long-prevailing power structures and party doctrines."
  • "Yet the author suggests key ways in which Obama potentially advances democratic transformation. Street makes recommendations on how citizens can productively respond to and act upon Obama's influence and the broader historical and social forces that have produced his celebrity and relevance."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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298781
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Street, Paul Louis
Dewey number
328.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidential candidates
  • United States
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Barack Obama and the future of American politics, Paul Street
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-272) and index
Contents
Obama's "dollar value" -- The other hidden primary -- How "black" is Obama? Color, class, generation, and the perverse racial politics of the post-civil rights era -- How "antiwar"? Obama, Iraq, and the audacity of empire -- Obama nation: sixteen reasons -- Beyond the narrow spectrum: citizens, politicians, change, and the Obama phenomenon
Control code
000043154588
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xl, 280 p.
Isbn
9781594516313
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Label
Barack Obama and the future of American politics, Paul Street
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-272) and index
Contents
Obama's "dollar value" -- The other hidden primary -- How "black" is Obama? Color, class, generation, and the perverse racial politics of the post-civil rights era -- How "antiwar"? Obama, Iraq, and the audacity of empire -- Obama nation: sixteen reasons -- Beyond the narrow spectrum: citizens, politicians, change, and the Obama phenomenon
Control code
000043154588
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xl, 280 p.
Isbn
9781594516313
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)

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