Race 2008: Critical Reflections on an Historic Campaign

Posted in Anthologies, Barack Obama, Books, Media Archive, Politics/Public Policy, United States on 2010-06-01 20:49Z by Steven

Race 2008: Critical Reflections on an Historic Campaign

BrownWalker Press
229 pages
ISBN-10: 1599425378
ISBN-13: 9781599425375

Edited by

Myra Mendible, Professor of English and Department Chair for Language and Literature
Florida Gulf Coast University

Race 2008: Critical Reflections on an Historic Campaign brings together a diverse group of scholars and activists to examine the gendered politics, images, rhetorical practices, and racial/ethnic conflicts that served as a backdrop to this momentous election. It features perspectives marginalized or ignored by mainstream media and political pundits, thus providing alternative, critical insights on the social dynamics fueling campaign rhetoric, grassroots activism, and intergroup conflicts in 2008 and beyond.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Introduction: Post-Election Blues; Myra Mendible
  • Cracks in the Ceiling: Gender and Sexuality
    • 1. Making Space: Articulating an Inclusive Framework of Reproductive and Sexual Health Politics; Tanya Bakhru
    • 2. What Kind of Feminist is a ‘Feminist for Life’? The Case of Sarah Palin; Françoise Coste
  • What’s in a Name? The Politics of Identity
    • 3. The Election’s Imagined Identities: The Ghettoization of Muslims in the Race for the White House; Cyra Akila Chodhury
    • 4. From Rev. Wright to “Joe the Plumber”: Racial and Class Anxieties in the 2008 Elections; John M. Cox
    • 5. Black with ‘White Blood’? To Advertise, or Not Advertise, the Race of Obama’s Mother; Daniel McNeil
  • Visual Media and Representation
    • 6. Out of the Wilderness into the Spotlight: Celebrity and Radical Prophecy in the Obama Presidential Campaign; Margaret Cavin Hambrick
    • 7. Obama, McCain, and Alfred E. Smith: Putting the “Comic” Back in “Comic Frame”; Katherine Hale
  • Ethnic Constituencies on the Front Lines
    • 8. “Why is Barack Obama a Filipino?” Race, Immigrant Identities, and Community Organizing among Filipino Americans; Estella Habal
    • 9. Baiting Red, Turning Blue: The Dynamics of Change in Cuban Miami; Myra Mendible
    • 10. Did Obama Have an “Asian Problem”? Oiyan A. Poon
  • Index

Read the first 25 pages here.

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