Democracy remixed [electronic resource] / Cathy J. Cohen.

Author
Cohen, Cathy J., 1961- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description
1 online resource (294 p.)

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Series
Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities [More in this series]
Summary note
While Barack Obama's victory led many to believe that America's racial divide had significantly narrowed, the lived experience of many black youth belie this. Young black Americans today continue to be plagued by low levels of employment, high levels of incarceration, and a profound lack of trust in the government and broader political community. Yet discussions of why this is have been largely anecdotal, often putting the blame on black youth themselves--even when the commentators are also black. Think of the criticisms that Bill Cosby has leveled, for example. In Democracy Remixed, award-win
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; CHAPTER 1 "My Petition": Black Youth and the Promise of Democratic Citizenship; CHAPTER 2 "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It": Bill Cosby, Don Imus, and Black Moral Panics; CHAPTER 3 "Baby Mama": Black Love, Black Deviance, and the Sexual Politics of Morality; CHAPTER 4 "Minority Report": Kanye West, Barack Obama, and Political Alienation (with Jamila Celestine-Michener); CHAPTER 5 "Fight the Power": From Jena to the White House; CHAPTER 6 "My President Is Black": Barack Obama and the Postracial Illusion; EPILOGUE "A Change Is Gonna Come": Policy and Politics; Appendix A; Notes; Index
ISBN
  • 1-282-76324-5
  • 9786612763243
  • 0-19-970322-1
OCLC
667822796
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