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The Resource Communication realities in a "post-racial" society : what the U.S. public really thinks about Barack Obama, Mark P. Orbe

Communication realities in a "post-racial" society : what the U.S. public really thinks about Barack Obama, Mark P. Orbe

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Communication realities in a "post-racial" society : what the U.S. public really thinks about Barack Obama
Title
Communication realities in a "post-racial" society
Title remainder
what the U.S. public really thinks about Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
Mark P. Orbe
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book seeks to go beyond existing public polls regarding Barack Obama, and instead offers a comprehensive treatment of public perceptions that resist mass generalizations based on race, gender, age, political affiliation, or geographical location. Drawing from a large national qualitative data set generated by 333 diverse participants from twelve different states across six U.S. regions, Mark P. Orbe offers a comprehensive look into public perceptions of Barack Obama's communication style, race matters, and the role of the media in 21st century politics. Communication Realities in a "Post-Racial" Society: What the U.S. Public Really Thinks about Barack Obama is the first of its kind in that it uses the voices of everyday U.S. Americans to advance our understanding of how identity politics influence public perceptions. The strength of a book such as this one lies within the power of the diverse perspectives of hundreds of participants. Each chapter features extended comments from rural volunteer fire fighters in southern Ohio, African American men in Oakland, CA, religious communities in Alabama; New England senior citizens; military families from southern Virginia; Tea Party members from Nebraska; business and community leaders from North Carolina; individuals currently unemployed and/or underemployed in Connecticut; college students from predominately White, Black, and Hispanic-serving institutions of higher learning; and others. As such, it is the first book that is based on comments from multiple perspectives - something that allows a deeper understanding that hasn't been possible with public polls, media sound bites, and political commentary. It is a must read for scholars interested in contemporary communication in a time when "post-racial" declarations are met with resistance and political junkies who seek an advanced understanding of the peculiarities of rapidly changing political realities
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orbe, Mark P
Dewey number
973.932092
Index
index present
LC call number
E901.1.O23
LC item number
O73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lexington studies in political communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Post-racialism
  • Communication in politics
  • Mass media
  • Public relations and politics
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Public opinion
Label
Communication realities in a "post-racial" society : what the U.S. public really thinks about Barack Obama, Mark P. Orbe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barack Obama, communication, and race -- Describing the study -- Barack Obama as communicator -- Perceptions of Barack Obama's communication style -- Shifts in perception: the campaign versus the presidency -- "Presidential communication" -- Race matters in a "post-racial" society -- The role of race in "post-racial" politics -- Black pride in, and allegiance to, President Obama -- White opposition to President Obama -- Gates/Crowley conflict and the "beer summit" -- The media machine -- Media influences -- The celebrity president -- Critical reflections and concluding thoughts
Control code
ocn742512241
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 245 pages
Isbn
9780739169902
Lccn
2011030857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)742512241
Label
Communication realities in a "post-racial" society : what the U.S. public really thinks about Barack Obama, Mark P. Orbe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Barack Obama, communication, and race -- Describing the study -- Barack Obama as communicator -- Perceptions of Barack Obama's communication style -- Shifts in perception: the campaign versus the presidency -- "Presidential communication" -- Race matters in a "post-racial" society -- The role of race in "post-racial" politics -- Black pride in, and allegiance to, President Obama -- White opposition to President Obama -- Gates/Crowley conflict and the "beer summit" -- The media machine -- Media influences -- The celebrity president -- Critical reflections and concluding thoughts
Control code
ocn742512241
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 245 pages
Isbn
9780739169902
Lccn
2011030857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)742512241

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