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Title : Obama's Race
Author : Michael Tesler,David O. Sears
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Total pages: 200 pages
Barack Obama’s presidential victory naturally led people to believe that the United States might finally be moving into a post-racial era. Obama’s Race—and its eye-opening account of the role played by race in the election—paints a dramatically different picture. The authors argue that the 2008 election was more polarized by racial attitudes than any other presidential election on record—and perhaps more significantly, that there were two sides to this racialization: resentful opposition to and racially liberal support for Obama. As Obama’s campaign was given a boost in the primaries from racial liberals that extended well beyond that usually offered to ideologically similar white candidates, Hillary Clinton lost much of her longstanding support and instead became the preferred candidate of Democratic racial conservatives. Time and again, voters’ racial predispositions trumped their ideological preferences as John McCain—seldom described as conservative in matters of race—became the darling of racial conservatives from both parties. Hard-hitting and sure to be controversial, Obama’s Race will be both praised and criticized—but certainly not ignored.
Obama and The End of the American Dream
Title : Obama and The End of the American Dream
Author : Michael A. Peters
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 119 pages
The American Dream that crystallized around James Truslow Adams’ The Epic of America originally formulated in the early 1930s and was conditioned by a decade of complexity and contradiction, of big government projects, intensely fierce nationalism, the definition of the American way, and a distinctive collection of American iconic narratives has had the power and force to successively reshape America for every new generation. Indeed, Adam’s dream of opportunity for each according to ability or achievement shaped against the old class culture of Europe emphasizes a vision of social order in which each person can succeed despite their social origins. Barack Obama, a skillful rhetorician and intelligent politician, talks of restoring the American and has used its narrative resources to define his campaign and his policies. In a time of international and domestic crisis, of massive sovereign debt, of the failure of neoliberalism, of growing inequalities, the question is whether the American Dream and the vision of an equal education on which it rests can be revitalized.
Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama
Title : Resisting Injustice and the Feminist Ethics of Care in the Age of Obama
Author : David A.J. Richards
Total pages: 224 pages
David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,...All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind contemporary conservatism, and President Obama’s present-day appeal as well as the reasons for the reactionary politics against him. Richards begins by laying out the basics of the ethics of care and proposing an alternative basis for ethics: relationality, which is based in convergent findings in infant research, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. He critically analyzes patriarchal politics and states that they are rooted in a reactionary psychology that attacks human relationality and ethics. From there, the book examines the 1960s resistance movements and argues that they were fundamentally oriented around challenging patriarchy. Richards asserts that the reactionary politics in America from the 1960s to the present are in service of an American patriarchy threatened by the resistance movements ranging from the 1960s civil rights movements to the present gay rights movement. Reactionary politics intend to marginalize and even reverse the ethical achievements accomplished by resistance movements—creating, in effect, a system of patriarchy hiding in democracy. Richards consequently argues that Obama’s appeal is connected to his challenge to this system of patriarchy and will examine both Obama’s appeal and the reactions against him in light of the 2012 presidential election. This book positions recent American political development in a broad analysis of the role of patriarchy in human oppression throughout history, and argues that a feminist-based ethics of care is necessary to form a more humane and inclusive democratic politics.
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama, 2009
Title : Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Barack Obama, 2009
Author : N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Total pages: 1084 pages
Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note. The appendixes in each Public Papers volume provide listings of a digest of the Presdient's daily schedule and meetings, when announced, and other items of general interest issed by the Officeof the Press Secretary; The President's nominations submitted to the Senate; A checklist of materials released by the Office of the Press Secretary that are not printed full-text in the book; and a table of Proclamations, Executive orders, and other Presidential documents released by the Office of the Press Secretary and published in the Federal Register.
Obama and the World
Title : Obama and the World
Author : Inderjeet Parmar,Linda B. Miller,Mark Ledwidge
Total pages: 342 pages
This significantly revised, updated and extended second edition of New Directions in US Foreign Policy retains the strongest aspects of its original structure but adds a comprehensive account of the latest theoretical perspectives, the key actors and issues, and new policy directions. Offering a detailed and systematic outline of the field, this text: Explains how international relations theories such as realism, liberalism and constructivism can help us to interpret US foreign policy under President Obama Examines the key influential actors shaping foreign policy, from political parties and think tanks to religious groups and public opinion Explores the most important new policy directions under the Obama administration from the Arab Spring and the rise of China to African policy and multilateralism Supplies succinct presentation of relevant case material, and provides recommendations for further reading and web sources for pursuing future research. Written by a distinguished line-up of contributors actively engaged in original research on the topics covered, and featuring twelve brand new chapters, this text provides a unique platform for rigorous debate over the contentious issues that surround US foreign policy. This wide-ranging text is essential reading for all students and scholars of US foreign policy.
Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration
Title : Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration
Author : Michael J. Pomante II,Scot Schraufnagel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total pages: 348 pages
The election of Barack Obama as president of the United States in November 2008 was an instantaneous historic event. Regardless of his legacy as chief executive, President Obama will forever be remembered as the first African-American president. Barack Obama is now serving his second term as president, so this seems a good time for an initial survey of his successes, failures, and challenges. Governing in a society ripe with ideological and partisan polarization, the Obama Administration has been surrounded by controversy, much of it manufactured by his opponents but salient nonetheless. The Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration covers the history of his life and his presidency through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders. This book is a vital access point for students, researchers, and anyone interested in the presidency of Barack Obama.
WHEN CARS BURNED GAS - the Series Volume 2 - the First 100 Days of the Obama Presidency; Revolution of Hope - January 2009
Title : WHEN CARS BURNED GAS - the Series Volume 2 - the First 100 Days of the Obama Presidency; Revolution of Hope - January 2009
Author : David J. Forgione
Total pages: 412 pages
This second volume in this series - is a story about what was happening in the U.S. and the world during Obama's first 100 days as the President of the United States. This is a "cliff notes" version of the multitude of events which took place during these 100 days.
President Obama and Education Reform
Title : President Obama and Education Reform
Author : R. Maranto,M. McShane
Total pages: 186 pages
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of President Obama's education agenda. Obama's reforms have drawn skepticism from supporters of traditional public schools. Robert Maranto and Michael McShane believe that the Obama-era reforms have led to successful innovation in both the private and public sector.
The Global Obama
Title : The Global Obama
Author : Dinesh Sharma,Uwe P. Gielen
Total pages: 368 pages
The Global Obama examines the president’s image in five continents and more than twenty countries. It is the first book to look at Barack Obama’s presidency and analyze how Obama and America are viewed by publics, governments, and political commentators around world. The author of Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President (Top 10 Black History Book) scaled the globe to gather opinions – cultural, historical, and political analyses – about Obama’s leadership style. Writers, journalists, psychologists, consultants, and social scientists present their views on Obama’s leadership, popularity, and many of the global challenges that still remain unresolved. As a progress report, this is the first book that tries to grasp ‘the Obama phenomenon’ in totality, as perceived by populations around the world with special focus on America’s leadership in the 21st Century.
Special issue on the historic election of President Barack Obama
Title : Special issue on the historic election of President Barack Obama
Author : University of Denver. Sturm College of Law
Total pages: 286 pages
Title : Michelle Obama
Author : Peter Slevin
Total pages: N.A pages
Een inspirerend verhaal van een wereldwijd icoon, nu met exclusief nawoord voor Nederlandse editie 'Het is een lofzang op de eerste zwarte vrouw in het Witte Huis.'De Telegraaf Met kundige verslaggeving, een boeiende vertelwijze en oog voor detail volgt Peter Slevin Michelle Obama; van haar jeugd in de gesegregeerde South Side van Chicago tot haar rol als First Lady in het Witte Huis. Hij gaat in op haar beproevingen aan de Princeton Universiteit en Harvard Law School tijdens de op racistisch gebied bewogen jaren tachtig. Ook de dilemma’s waar zij voor stond, terwijl zij in Chicago hard aan haar carrière werkte, een gezin grootbracht én haar man hielp om president van de Verenigde Staten te worden, komen aan bod. Van de lessen die ze leerde in Chicago tot het gedachtegoed die zij uitdraagt als een van de meest bewonderde vrouwen ter wereld: Michelle Obama is een verfrissend en meeslepende vertelling van bijzondere, krachtige vrouw.
Michelle Obama: A Biography
Title : Michelle Obama: A Biography
Author : Alma Halbert Bond
Total pages: 167 pages
This book details the fascinating life story of Michelle Obama, emphasizing her own personal and professional accomplishments, her life partnership with President Barack Obama, and her distinctive approach to the role of First Lady. • Includes a chronology of the life of America's first African American First Lady • Presents photos of the Obama family—including their dog, Bo
Title : Obama
Author : David Mendell
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total pages: 448 pages
Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run. With a new afterword by the author, which includes a fresh perspective on Barack Obama following his two historic terms as the first African-American president, and with exclusive interviews with family members and top advisers, and details on Obama's voting record, David Mendell offers a complete, complex, and revealing portrait. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in American politics in general and President Barack Obama in particular.
Obama Administation’s Open Government Initiative: Issues for Congress
Title : Obama Administation’s Open Government Initiative: Issues for Congress
Author : N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Total pages: N.A pages
Title : The Obamas
Author : P. L. Firstbrook
Publisher: Broadway Books
Total pages: 333 pages
Draws on dozens of interviews with the forty-fourth president's African relatives to trace Obama's heritage back to the "cradleland" of the southern Sudan tribe, describing his ancestors' first encounters with Europeans and their role in the fight for Kenyan independence.
Obama On Islam
Title : Obama On Islam
Author : Craig Markinsons
Publisher: Conceptual Kings
Total pages: 20 pages
Islam is an Abrahamic and monotheistic religion that is dictated by the teachings written in the Quran. This is deemed to be the holy book of Islam; with origins and many of its writings believed to be the unedited word of God (Allah). For many of its readers, the book teaches the normal way of life in conjunction with the many traditions of Muhammad. He was considered to be the last prophet of God with many followers adhering to words, doctrines and practices. A person who follows the faith is known as a Muslim. This book seeks to cover some of the teachings of Islam and the issues the faith has been having lately. It will also cover the thoughts and the approaches of President Obama towards the Islamic faith.
ObamaCare Survival Guide
Title : ObamaCare Survival Guide
Author : Nick J. Tate
Publisher: Humanix Books
Total pages: 229 pages
We Read the Law So You Don’t Have To The practical handbook to making good decisions in our changing healthcare marketplace. At over 2,700 pages - with an additional 20,000 pages of regulations -the ObamaCare law is longer than the Bible, with many more rules. Rules that will, in the words of the president, “fundamentally transform” healthcare in America. What no one explains is if the transformation will be a good one or a bad one. And that’s why the ObamaCare Survival Guide is so important to you right now. Because what you don’t know can hurt you. For example, can you answer these vital questions? • Do you know how the rollout of ObamaCare will affect your relationship with your doctor? • What is the laws impact on Medicare? • If your health insurance was cancelled, what options do you have now? Having trouble with the answers? You aren’t alone. But if you care about your health and your family’s health, you have three choices: • Read and study all 22,700 pages • Hire your own personal ObamaCare lobbyist • Buy a copy of the best-selling ObamaCare Survival Guide: 229 pages of vital information that will govern your healthcare today and tomorrow. The ObamaCare Survival Guide is a critical resource for every American whether you have health insurance or not.
From Shakespeare to Obama
Title : From Shakespeare to Obama
Author : J. Hart
Total pages: 255 pages
From Shakespeare to Obama discusses language, slavery, and place from the Portuguese enslavement of African people, through slavery in Shakespeare's plays, to President Obama's 2012 speech on "modern slavery." Balancing close reading with context, this expansive book offers new insight into questions of otherness, rhetoric, and stereotyping.
President Barack Obama of USA
Title : President Barack Obama of USA
Author : Festus S. Oguhebe,Festus Sunday Oguhebe-Strongblood
Publisher: Hebe's International Publishers
Total pages: 270 pages
A conservative support for the candidacy of Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America.It proves why he is much better quaqlified than his opponents to lead America at this time in solving domestic and international problems facing the nation. A careful, side by side analysis reveals that Obama has unique leadership qualities and management skills that set him apart from the bunch for use in strenghtening and maintaining America's national security, domestic economy, and international relations. It shows that the man is truly Mr. USA and embodies in himself the love and compassion of Abraham Lincoln, the statesmanship and love of nation of John F. Kennedy, the toughness of Ronald Reagan, and the strategic and system-oriented acumen or process of Obama himself. In fact, the presence of the book in any home is an INSPIRATION to children and adults of all races. The book has become a collector's item, serving as an emblem of motivation and inspiration to children, youth, and all adults, regardless of age or race. It projects a CAN-DO and can-become "all you want to be' spirit in all. That's why this book is embraced all over the world.
First 100 Days of President Obama
Title : First 100 Days of President Obama
Author : David J. Phillips
Total pages: 280 pages
The swooning frenzy over Barack Obama as President of the United States is an artificially created absurd wave of self-deception. His cult following is bereft of reason and devoid of facts. He is a celebrity in the mold of an intelligent, articulate Paris Hilton. In no way does he resemble a statesman. Each day in the age of Obama takes us further into lawlessness, situational constitutionalism and institutional derangement. We are turning into a banana republic where the "rule of law" is replaced by "the tyranny of the majority". The political machination of Liberals, in the name of an economic recession that they are manipulating is undermining our founding principles. President Obama is accumulating massive power in Washington justified by the need to save the nation with a whirlwind of activity. He is recklessly over compensating, throwing trillions of dollars around for a quick fix which will be a millstone around the necks of future generations. He then dishonestly claims that the USA will arise stronger than before. When traveling abroad, President Obama has an arrogant humility. He portrays a proud but flawed United States, using a refrain of past mistakes of his predecessor to generate personal popularity. He talks about the nation's darker periods of slavery and repression and its past sanction of torture that he has ended. Chicago Politics have come to the White House. No president in the past 40 years has done more to polarize America so much, so quickly. Afghanistan is sliding back to its pre-9/11 days that allowed the country to become a safe haven for al-Qaeda leaders plotting terrorist attacks. Obama's soft shoe confusion will also be a disaster in neighboring Pakistan where nuclear bomb technology is available.