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What's Wrong with Obamamania?: Black America, Black Leadership, and the Death of Political Imagination

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"Jones (Black Haze) uses Barack Obama's presidential campaign to launch a fascinating and well-researched exploration into black leadership in America. The author is thoughtful and balanced in his assessment of the changing nature of black leadership — from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson — and in his evaluation of the challenges facing the black community's newest generation of leaders. In dense, academic prose that often encumbers his analysis, Jones contextualizes the Obama campaign as he documents the troubled state of politics in black America, illustrating the enduring effects of slavery and segregation and charting the burgeoning influence of modern megachurches, hip-hop culture and BET. Although Jones raises more questions than he answers, this book makes a compelling case for black leaders to re-examine, augment and sometimes discard old approaches and methods. Jones lucidly enumerates the challenges, choices and limitations Obama will face as he attempts to win the presidency, and provides a level of racial analysis and exploration that is almost entirely absent in the mainstream media. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Juxtaposes the meteoric rise of Barack Obama with far-reaching - and disturbing - shifts in black leadership in post-Civil Rights America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791475805
Author:
Jones, Ricky
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Foreword by:
Hudson, J. Blaine
Foreword:
Hudson, J. Blaine
Author:
Jones, Ricky L.
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
African American leadership
Subject:
Presidential candidates -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.12x5.60x.40 in. .43 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jones (Black Haze) uses Barack Obama's presidential campaign to launch a fascinating and well-researched exploration into black leadership in America. The author is thoughtful and balanced in his assessment of the changing nature of black leadership — from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson — and in his evaluation of the challenges facing the black community's newest generation of leaders. In dense, academic prose that often encumbers his analysis, Jones contextualizes the Obama campaign as he documents the troubled state of politics in black America, illustrating the enduring effects of slavery and segregation and charting the burgeoning influence of modern megachurches, hip-hop culture and BET. Although Jones raises more questions than he answers, this book makes a compelling case for black leaders to re-examine, augment and sometimes discard old approaches and methods. Jones lucidly enumerates the challenges, choices and limitations Obama will face as he attempts to win the presidency, and provides a level of racial analysis and exploration that is almost entirely absent in the mainstream media. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Juxtaposes the meteoric rise of Barack Obama with far-reaching - and disturbing - shifts in black leadership in post-Civil Rights America.
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