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The Resource A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win, Shelby Steele

A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win, Shelby Steele

Label
A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win
Title
A bound man
Title remainder
why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win
Statement of responsibility
Shelby Steele
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Award-winning author Steele attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama's bid for so high an office pushes the conversation to a more abstract level where race is a politics of guilt and innocence generated by our painful racial history--a kind of morality play between (and within) the races in which innocence is power and guilt is impotence. Steele maintains that Obama is caught between the two classic postures that blacks have always used to make their way in the white American mainstream: bargaining and challenging; and proposes a way for him to break these bonds and find his own voice.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steele, Shelby
Dewey number
  • 973.931092
  • 328.73092
Index
index present
LC call number
E901.1.O23
LC item number
S74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • Presidential candidates
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Public opinion
Label
A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win, Shelby Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The high possibility -- Plausibility -- Search for the father -- Becoming an authentic black -- Belonging -- Two Women -- Masking -- Bargaining and challenging -- The iconic Negro -- Born to bargain -- Bind I : the discipline -- Bind II : is he black enough? -- "The visible man."
Control code
ocn168714128
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 143 p.
Isbn
9781416559177
Lccn
2007031711
System control number
(OCoLC)168714128
Label
A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win, Shelby Steele
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The high possibility -- Plausibility -- Search for the father -- Becoming an authentic black -- Belonging -- Two Women -- Masking -- Bargaining and challenging -- The iconic Negro -- Born to bargain -- Bind I : the discipline -- Bind II : is he black enough? -- "The visible man."
Control code
ocn168714128
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 143 p.
Isbn
9781416559177
Lccn
2007031711
System control number
(OCoLC)168714128

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