Movies in the Age of Obama

Titre : Movies in the Age of Obama
Auteur : David Garrett Izzo
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN-13 : 9781442241305
Libération : 2014-08-26

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This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

Movies in the Age of Obama

Titre : Movies in the Age of Obama
Auteur : David Garrett Izzo
Éditeur : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN-13 : 1442241292
Libération : 2014-08-26

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This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

The Violence of Peace

Titre : The Violence of Peace
Auteur : Stephen L. Carter
Éditeur : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN-13 : 9781459609594
Libération : 2011-01-22

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The man who many considered the peace candidate in the last election was transformed into a war president, writes bestselling author and leading academic Stephen Carter in The Violence of Peace, his new book decoding what President Barack Obama s views on war mean for America and its role in military conflict, now and going forward. As America winds down a war in Iraq, ratchets up another in Afghanistan, and continues a global war on terrorism, Carter delves into the implications of the military philosophy Obama has adopted over his first two years in office. Responding to the invitation that Obama himself issued in his Nobel address, Carter uses the tools of the Western tradition of just and unjust war to evaluate Obama s actions and words about military conflict, offering insight into how the president will handle existing and future wars, and into how his judgment will shape America s fate. Carter also explores war as a way to defend others from tyrannical regimes, which Obama has endorsed but not yet tested, and reveals the surprising ways in which some of the tactics Obama has used or authorized are more extreme than those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Keeping the nation at peace, Carter writes, often requires battle, and this book lays bare exactly how America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are shaping the way Obama views the country's role in conflict and peace, ultimately determining the fate of the nation.

Racial Justice in the Age of Obama

Titre : Racial Justice in the Age of Obama
Auteur : Roy L. Brooks
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781400831043
Libération : 2009-08-03

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With the election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States, the issue of racial justice in America occupies center stage. Have black Americans finally achieved racial justice? Is government intervention no longer required? Racial Justice in the Age of Obama considers contemporary civil rights questions and theories, and offers fresh insights and effective remedies for race issues in America today. While there are now unprecedented opportunities for talented African Americans, Roy Brooks shows that lingering deficiencies remain within the black community. Exploring solutions to these social ills, Brooks identifies competing civil rights theories and perspectives, organizing them into four distinct categories--traditionalism, reformism, limited separation, and critical race theory. After examining each approach, Brooks constructs the best civil rights theory for the Obama phase of the post-civil rights era. Brooks supports his theoretical model with strong statistics that break down the major racial groups along such demographics as income and education. He factors in the cultural and structural explanations for the nation's racial divisions, and he addresses affirmative action, the failures of integration, the negative aspects of black urban culture, and the black community's limited access to resources. The book focuses on African Americans, but its lessons are relevant for other groups, including Latinos, Asians, women, and gays and lesbians. Racial Justice in the Age of Obama maps out today's civil rights questions so that all groups can achieve equality at a time of unprecedented historical change.

Wingnuts

Titre : Wingnuts
Auteur : John Avlon
Éditeur : Beast Books
ISBN-13 : 9780991247608
Libération : 2014-08-12

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Wingnuts exist on the extreme edges of the political spectrum. They’re the professional polarizers and the unhinged activists, the hardcore haters and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They’re people who always try to divide us instead of unite us. And at a time when the fringe is blurring with the base, they’ve hijacked American politics. The Obama era has been a boom-time for Wingnuts, kicked off by a financial collapse and the election America’s first black president. For some, losing an election feels like living under tyranny. John Avlon tracks down preachers who pray for the president’s death, goes inside the growing “Hatriot” militia movement, and identifies the fright-wing swamp where the Obama “Birthers” and the Bush-era “9/11 Truthers” bubble up. Wingnuts echo earlier fear-fueled movements in American history. But bolstered by the rise of hyper-partisan media, the Wingnut echo chamber is more influential than ever before and it has led directly to the division and dysfunction in Congress. Avlon asserts that the time has come for the moderate majority of Americans to straighten their civic backbone and hold the extremes accountable while restoring a sense of perspective to our politics.

Race in the Age of Obama

Titre : Race in the Age of Obama
Auteur : Marino Anton Bruce
Éditeur : Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9780857241672
Libération : 2010

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Provides an examination of the impact of the key sociological issues faced by the Obama Administration and explores conventional topics on race and ethnic relations as well as delves into the various areas of intellectual inquiry regarding the changing scope of race relations in a global context.

The Black Presidency

Titre : The Black Presidency
Auteur : Michael Eric Dyson
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 9780544386426
Libération : 2016-02-02

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A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today” (Vanity Fair). Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race—as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes? Dyson explores whether Obama’s use of his own biracialism as a radiant 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 the fascinating story of how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage. President Obama’s own voice—from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for this book—along with those of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and Maxine Waters, among others, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation’s first black presidency.

The Audacity of Hoop

Titre : The Audacity of Hoop
Auteur : Alexander Wolff
Éditeur : Temple University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781439913093
Libération : 2015-11-13

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While basketball didn’t take up residence in the White House in January 2009, the game nonetheless played an outsized role in forming the man who did. In The Audacity of Hoop, celebrated sportswriter Alexander Wolff examines Barack Obama, the person and president, by the light of basketball. This game helped Obama explore his identity, keep a cool head, impress his future wife, and define himself as a candidate. Wolff chronicles Obama’s love of the game from age 10, on the campaign trail—where it eventually took on talismanic meaning—and throughout his two terms in office. More than 125 photographs illustrate Obama dribbling, shooting free throws, playing pickup games, cooling off with George Clooney, challenging his special assistant Reggie Love for a rebound, and taking basketball to political meetings. There is also an assessment of Obama’s influence on the NBA, including a dawning political consciousness in the league’s locker rooms. Sidebars reveal the evolution of the president’s playing style, “Baracketology”—a not-entirely-scientific art of filling out the commander in chief’s NCAA tournament bracket—and a timeline charts Obama’s personal and professional highlights. Equal parts biographical sketch, political narrative, and cultural history, The Audacity of Hoop shows how the game became a touchstone in Obama’s exercise of the power of the presidency.

The Breakthrough

Titre : The Breakthrough
Auteur : Gwen Ifill
Éditeur : Random House LLC
ISBN-13 : 9780385525015
Libération : 2009-01

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In a survey of American politics, a veteran journalist assesses the impact of Barack Obama's history-making presidential campaign, especially on the political power of African Americans, and profiles rising African-American politicians, including Newark mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. 60,000 first printing.

The Islamic Tsunami

Titre : The Islamic Tsunami
Auteur : David Rubin
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0982906706
Libération : 2010-10

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Rubin reveals why Islamists choose terror over peace and explores Israel and America's vital roles in combating the rampant spread of Islam. He merges history with current events to create astute analysis of the historically troubled trichotomy between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.