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Race in the Age of Obama: Part 2 Vol: 19

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26 May 2015
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
296 pages - 152 x 229 x 28mm
Research in Race and Ethnic Relations


This volume is the second part of a two volume examination of the sociological and cultural impact derivative of Barack Hussein Obama's initial election and re-election as President of the United States. For some scholars and political pundits, the election of the first African-American president was thought to be the start of a post-racial era in the United States. His election/re-election has created a new racial dynamic within the nation. The Obama administration has faced unprecedented political challenges that have led to the deepening of racial divisions and a crystallization of multiple inequities within the country. The editors envision a volume highlighting a number of sociological themes within the following five primary foci: 1) an examination of the 2012 election; 2) the intersection of racial politics with new conservative and voting rights issues; 3) the intersection of race and class with sociocultural issues; 4) an examination of the international perspective of the Obama Administration in relationship to the African Diaspora; and 5) an exploration of the potential for multiracial coalitions and social movements to bring about positive structural change.
Sociologists for Obama: Scholarly Activism in a Presidential Campaign. The Race Problematic in the Age of Barack Obama. LGBT Politics and Rights through the Obama Era: President Barack Obama’s Evolution on LGBT Issues. Racial Justice under President Obama: A Misuse of the Bully Pulpit. “This Brother Needs Prayer”: An Insider’s Critique on Religion, Race, and President Obama’s Support of Marriage Equality. Life at the Edge: Precarity and Economic Insecurity in the Obama Era. Understanding the Parent PLUS Loan Debate in the Context of Black Families. The Racial Framing of the Barack Obama Presidency: A Mixed Methods Analysis of HBCU Student Perceptions. US Africa Policy in the Age of Obama: Change and Continuity in Global Hegemony. From Reel to Real: Hollywood Representations of Black Presidents and Reactions to the Obama Presidency. List of Contributors. List of Illustrations. About the Authors. Copyright page. Race in the Age of Obama: Part 2. Race in the Age of Obama: Part 2. Research in race and ethnic relations. Introduction.

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