The Speech Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union"

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-18
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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Award-winning author Sharpley-Whiting brings together a distinguished lineup of journalist, scholars, and public intellectuals to create a multifaceted exploration of Barack Obama's history-making speech, A More Perfect Union.

Author Biography

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting is the director of Vanderbilt University's Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. She is the author of four books, including the award-winning Pimps Up, Ho's Down, and the editor or coeditor of five others, most recently The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.

Table of Contents

Chloroform Morning Joe!p. 1
Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union"
Wright Stuff, Wrong Time, Part Ip. 19
Obama and the Generational Challengep. 25
Living the Dreamp. 40
Black Like Barackp. 55
The Audacity of Post-Racismp. 69
Between Expediency and Conviction: What We Mean When We Say "Post-Racial"p. 85
His Grandmother, My Father, Your Unclep. 102
Nuanced Genius, Part IIp. 113
L'Effet Obama: Diversity and "A More Perfect Republic"p. 119
Why Obama's Race Speech Is a Model for the Political Framing of Race and Povertyp. 132
A Belief in the Unseen: A Nation Still at Riskp. 142
A More Perfect (High-Tech) Lynching: Obama, the Press, and Jeremiah Wrightp. 155
"It's Been a Long Time Comin, but Our Change Done Come"p. 184
Barack in the Dirty, Dirty Southp. 205
Mutt on CP Time, Discipline of Malcolm, Part IIIp. 224
The Speech
A More Perfect Unionp. 237
About the Contributorsp. 253
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