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Critical Essays on Barack Obama

Re-affirming the Hope, Re-vitalizing the Dream

Editor(s): Melvin B. Rahming

Book Description

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 Obama’s career – 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 Obama’s two books, and on his multidimensional efforts to remove the obstacles to equality of opportunity in the United States. They also explore Obama’s 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.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3621-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3621-4
Date of Publication: 01/03/2012
Pages / Size: 360 / A5
Price: £44.99


Dr Melvin B. Rahming was born in Fox Hill, Nassau in The Bahamas. He is a former Hugh M. Gloster Chair of the English Department at Morehouse College, where he has been teaching African American and Caribbean literatures for the past thirty years. He is the author of The Evolution of the West Indian’s Image in the Afro-American Novel and co-editor of Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism. His essays appear in numerous professional publications.