Yes We Can?: White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign / Edition 1

Yes We Can?: White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign / Edition 1

by Adia Harvey-Wingfield, Joe Feagin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415999871

ISBN-13: 9780415999878

Pub. Date: 08/25/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book offers one of the first sociological analyses of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign for the presidency of the United States. Elaborating on the concept of the white racial frame, Harvey Wingfield and Feagin assess the ways racial framing was deployed by principal characters in the 2008 election. This book counters many commonsense assumptions

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Overview

This book offers one of the first sociological analyses of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 campaign for the presidency of the United States. Elaborating on the concept of the white racial frame, Harvey Wingfield and Feagin assess the ways racial framing was deployed by principal characters in the 2008 election. This book counters many commonsense assumptions about race, politics, and society, particularly the idea that Obama’s election ushered in a post-racial era. Readers will find this book uniquely valuable because it relies on sound sociological analysis to assess numerous events and aspects of this historic campaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415999878
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 3

Acknowledgments 7

Chapter 1

White Racial Framing and Barack Obama’s Campaign 9

Chapter 2

"Too Black?" Or "Not Black Enough?" 42

Chapter 3

From Susan B. Anthony to Hillary Clinton 63

Chapter 4

The Cool Black Man vs. The Fist-Bumping Socialist 96

Chapter 5

The Dr. Jeremiah Wright Controversy 145

Chapter 6

Primaries and Voters of Color 188

Chapter 7

November 4, 2008 207

Chapter 8

"Post-Racial" America? 238

References 286

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