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Shape-Shifting: Cultural Hauntings, Contested Post-Racialism, and Black Theological Imagination

Walter Earl Fluker

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter proposes a reconfigured Black Theology based on the contemporary context of the Black Church in the US in a contested post-racial, post-American world. In that context, Black churches ... More


Whither Transcendence? Framing the Contours of Transatlantic Black Unity in Contested Post-Racialized Times

William Ackah

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter compares and contrasts texts by Allan Boesak and Howard Thurman, key theological figures of the anti-apartheid and civil rights eras in South Africa and the United States, to determine ... More


Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Corey D. Fields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

What do people think of when they hear about an African American Republican? Are they heroes fighting against the expectation that all blacks must vote democratic? Are they Uncle Toms or sellouts, ... More


The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Catherine R. Squires

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762899
eISBN:
9780814770788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762899.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Despite claims from pundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seem to keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inauguration of the first Black ... More


Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture

Leilani Nishime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038075
eISBN:
9780252095344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038075.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This first book-length study of media images of multiracial Asian Americans, tracing the codes that alternatively enable and prevent audiences from recognizing the multiracial status of Asian ... More


The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Sarah Nilsen and Sarah E. Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The election of President Barack Obama signaled for many the realization of a post-racial America, a nation in which racism was no longer a defining social, cultural, and political issue. While many ... More


The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Beginning with Barry Goldwater’s Operation Dixie in 1964, the Republican Party targeted disaffected white voters in the Democratic stronghold of the American South. To realign these voters with the ... More


Critical Rhetorics of Race

Michael G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

According to many pundits and cultural commentators, the United States is enjoying a post-racial age, thanks in part to Barack Obama's rise to the presidency. This high gloss of optimism fails, ... More


The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Gregory Parks and Matthew Hughey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Since the milestone election of Barack Hussein Obama on November 4, 2008, some have wondered whether the United States can now be considered a post-racial nation. According to this book's ... More


Conclusion: Post-racial Twain?

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book has explored Mark Twain's accounts of structural racism and processes of comparative racialization across geographical regions and scales, linking the antebellum South with the multiracial ... More


Measuring Racial Progress in America: The Tangled Path

Matthew W. Hughey

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

An event barely conceivable just a few years ago, the meteoric rise of the Obamas to the White House is a watershed moment. The First Family and reactions to them are hailed as evidence of both a ... More


Obama and the biracial factor: an introduction

Andrew J. Jolivette

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An examination of mixed-race identity within the context of religious, ethnic, racial and media representations and discourse during the 2008 U.S. presidential election campaign.


Racial revisionism, caste revisited: whiteness, blackness, and Barack Obama

Darryl G. Barthé

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

A historical overview of U.S. racial policies and practices ranging from segregation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights battle to end racial caste systems and the subordinate status of African ... More


Mixed race Kin-aesthetics in the age of Obama

Wei Ming Dariotis

in Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Mixed-race kin-aesthetics forces us to consider how family, the public sphere, and ideology intersect to dictate not only how others perceive us, but ultimately how we perceive ourselves in an ... More


“Race as Technology” and the Asian Body in The Bohr Maker and Salt Fish Girl

Malisa Kurtz

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Malisa Kurtz, in “‘Race as Technology’ and the Asian Body in The Bohr Maker and Salt Fish Girl,” analyzes the relationships among race, biotechnologies, and genomics in Linda Nagata’s The Bohr Maker ... More


Engineering the Techno-Orient: The Hyperrealization of Post-Racial Politics in Cloud Atlas

Haerin Shin

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Haerin (Helen) Shin, in “Engineering the Techno-Orient: The Hyperrealization of Post-Racial Politics in Cloud Atlas,” considers visions of technologized Asia and Asian bodies in the film Cloud Atlas ... More


Racial Fakery and the Next Postracial: Reconciliation in the Age of Dolezal

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation: Beyond Law and Rights

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479844630
eISBN:
9781479828210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844630.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The first chapter acknowledges that structures matter. Matthew Pratt Guterl discusses the practice of racial passing in the supposed post-racial age, dwelling on what it tells us about structures—and ... More


Invisible Man in the Age of Obama: Ellison on (Color) Blindness, Visibility, and the Hopes for a Postracial America

Bryan Crable

in The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806796
eISBN:
9781496806833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806796.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Bryan Crable’s “Invisible Man in the Age of Obama: Ellison on (Color) Blindness, Visibility, and the Hopes for a Postracial America” offers a bold view of the implications of Ellison’s work on the ... More


Concluding Observations: Understanding Histories with Concepts of Race and Ethnicity

Christopher C. Fennell

in Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062457
eISBN:
9780813053240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062457.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

These case studies of the Virginia and Illinois regions have been presented with diverging themes of ethnicities and racism. At a practical level, analytic concepts of ethnicities can be employed ... More


Things Not Seen: Covering Tragedy, from the Terror in Atlanta to Black Lives Matter

Joseph Vogel

in James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041747
eISBN:
9780252050411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041747.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reads Baldwin’s award-winning essay, “Atlanta: The Evidence of Things Not Seen” and elaborated final nonfiction book, TheEvidence of Things Not Seen, as a corrective to sensationalist ... More


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