The Resource The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America, Michael Eric Dyson

The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America, Michael Eric Dyson

Label
The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America
Title
The Black presidency
Title remainder
Barack Obama and the politics of race in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Eric Dyson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans. How has Obama's race affected his presidency and the nation's identity? Dyson explores whether Obama's use of his own biracialism as a symbol has been driven by the president's desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race. And he sheds light on identity issues within the black power structure, telling how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage. Perhaps most movingly, Dyson illuminates the transformative moments, especially in his second term, when Obama has publicly embraced his blackness and used it as a powerful lens onto America, black and white. President Obama's own voice--from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for the book--along with that of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and Andrew Young, among others, adds depth to this tour of the nation's first black presidency.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, Michael Eric
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.D9449 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Race
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America, Michael Eric Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The burden of representation -- How to be a black president : "I can't sound like Martin" -- "Invisible man got the whole world watching" : race, bi-race, post-race in the Obama presidency -- Black presidency, black rhetoric : Pharaoh and Moses speak -- Re-founding father : patriotism, citizenship, and Obama's America -- The scold of black folk: the bully pulpit and black responsibility -- Dying to speak of race: policing black America -- Going Bulworth: black truth and white terror in the age of Obama -- Amazing grace: Obama's African American theology -- President Obama's speeches and statements on race
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780544387669
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015037026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015037026
  • 1422963
Label
The Black presidency : Barack Obama and the politics of race in America, Michael Eric Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The burden of representation -- How to be a black president : "I can't sound like Martin" -- "Invisible man got the whole world watching" : race, bi-race, post-race in the Obama presidency -- Black presidency, black rhetoric : Pharaoh and Moses speak -- Re-founding father : patriotism, citizenship, and Obama's America -- The scold of black folk: the bully pulpit and black responsibility -- Dying to speak of race: policing black America -- Going Bulworth: black truth and white terror in the age of Obama -- Amazing grace: Obama's African American theology -- President Obama's speeches and statements on race
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780544387669
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015037026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2015037026
  • 1422963

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