The Resource Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

Label
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S
Title
Articulate while Black
Title remainder
Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S
Statement of responsibility
H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.440973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3102.N42
LC item number
A43 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Nah, we straight" : Black language and America's first Black president
  • A.W.B. (articulate while black) : language and racial politics in the United States
  • Makin a way outta no way : the "race speech" and Obama's rhetorical remix
  • "The fist bump heard 'round the world'" : how black communication becomes controversial
  • "My president's black, my lambo's blue" : hip hop, race, and the culture wars
  • Change the game : language, education, and the cruel fallout of racism
Control code
ocn820011208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199812974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
416100
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36149585
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820011208
  • acaebk0199812977

Library Locations

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