"Dead Certain: The Election of Barack Obama and its Implications for Racial Politics"

Author(s): Hanes Walton Jr., Josephine A.V. Allen, Sherman C. Puckett, Donald R. Deskins, Jr.

Editor(s): Charles P. Henry, Robert L. Allen, Robert Chrisman

The Obama Phenomenon

Description:

Barack Obama's campaign and electoral victory demonstrated the dynamic nature of American democracy. Beginning as a special issue of The Black Scholar, this probing collection illustrates the impact of "the Obama phenomenon" on the future of U.S. race relations through readings on Barack Obama's campaign as well as the idealism and pragmatism of the Obama administration. Some of the foremost scholars of African American politics and culture from an array of disciplines--including political science, theology, economics, history, journalism, sociology, cultural studies, and law--offer critical analyses of topics as diverse as Obama and the media, Obama's connection with the hip hop community, the public's perception of first lady Michelle Obama, voter behavior, and the history of racial issues in presidential campaigns since the 1960s (University of Illinois Press).




Publication Information:

Book Title: The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Year of Publication: 2011