This collection of critical essays explores the life and writings of President Barack Obama. The individual essays, written by a diverse body of scholars, examine specific facets of Obamaas career a from personal, communal, national and international reactions to his presidential election; to his controversial contributions to the global conversation about race; his impact on popular culture and race relations; his literary, political and philosophical visions; his attitude toward the American constitution; his enactment of new legislation; to the manner in which he attempts to influence American public policy; and to the implications his presidency holds for Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Ranging far beyond the presentation of personal opinions about the Obama Administration, these essays offer scholarly perspectives on Obamaas two books, and on his multidimensional efforts to remove the obstacles to equality of opportunity in the United States. They also explore Obamaas potential for re-shaping the American social and cultural terrain and, by extension, for re-vitalizing the American Dream. This book should be of interest to scholars of political science, literature, history, philosophy, religion and psycho-culture as well as to the general reading public.Education is forever and I plan on learning all that I can while there is still life in my body. ... It was down to the final states, and as they announced, my family and I cried tears of joy. ... proud of the fact that I can honestly tell my children that they can be anything they want, even become president, and say it with confidence.
|Title||:||Critical Essays on Barack Obama|
|Author||:||Melvin B. Rahming|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2011-12-15|