Tarred and Feathered... Again
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Readers learn about Obama's public policy objectives and achievements. They will analyze the role of race and racial attacks on his presidency, and explore how race is currently examined by scholars in multiple disciplines. They will also explore how symbols are created and culturally interpreted and understood, as well as how these symbols can have a substantive impact on the way we conduct our lives.
There is a particular focus on how presidential candidates and sitting presidents are criticized and discussed from a perspective of shared meaning and significance, as well as the perspective of those who are neglected, excluded, or hurt by politics and contemporary political discourse. This insightful and powerful text is well-suited to courses in political science, sociology, ethnic studies, African American studies, as well as courses that cover race and ethnicity, modern history, American politics, and executive branch politics.