The Resource Signifying without specifying : racial discourse in the age of Obama, Stephanie Li

Signifying without specifying : racial discourse in the age of Obama, Stephanie Li

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Signifying without specifying : racial discourse in the age of Obama
Title
Signifying without specifying
Title remainder
racial discourse in the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Li
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the campaign trail, Barack Obama faced a difficult task--rallying African American voters while resisting his opponents' attempts to frame him as "too black" to govern the nation as a whole. Obama's solution was to employ what Toni Morrison calls "race-specific, race-free language," avoiding open discussions of racial issues while using terms and references that carried a specific cultural resonance for African American voters. Stephanie Li argues that American politicians and writers are using a new kind of language to speak about race. Challenging the notion that we have moved into a "post-racial" era, she suggests that we are in an uneasy moment where American public discourse demands that race be seen, but not heard. Analyzing contemporary political speech with nuanced readings of works by such authors as Toni Morrison, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Colson Whitehead, Li investigates how Americans of color have negotiated these tensions, inventing new ways to signal racial affiliations without violating taboos against open discussions of race."--Publisher
Cataloging source
AZK
Index
index present
LC call number
PS231.R33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Label
Signifying without specifying : racial discourse in the age of Obama, Stephanie Li
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-198) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violence in Toni Morrison's Racist house -- Hiding the invisible hurt of race -- The unspeakable language of race and fantasy in the stories of Jhumpa Lahiri -- Performing intimacy: "Race-specific, race-free language" in political discourse -- Conclusion: demands of Precious
Control code
ocn961529090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b26091239
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961529090
  • pebcs0813552109

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