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The iconic Obama, 2007-2009 : essays on media representations of the candidate and new president

Author: Nicholas A Yanes; Derrais Carter
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012.
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"How is Barack Obama represented in popular culture? More than the United States' 44th president, he is also a lens through which we can examine politics, art, comics, and music in various contexts. The essays in this collection focus on the buildup to the 2008 election as well as Obama's first year as president, a brief historical moment in which "Obama" was synonymous with possibility. The contributors represent a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Iconic Obama, 2007-2009.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012
(DLC) 2012014908
(OCoLC)790269393
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas A Yanes; Derrais Carter
ISBN: 9780786492695 0786492694
OCLC Number: 795706883
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / Derrais Carter --
ONE. Forging a Brand: Introducing Obama-Mania --
Popular culture in the age of Obama / Angela Nelson --
The modern E Pluribus Unum man: How Obama constructed his American identity from his global background / Etse Sikanku and Nicholas A. Yanes --
Myth, symbol, and the branding of an American Presidency / Patrick B. Oray --
TWO. Film and Television: Change Televised --
Character-in-chief: Barack Obama and his pop culture predecessors / Justin S. Vaughn --
Barack Obama or B. Hussein? The post-racial debate in Boston Legal / Jenny Banh --
THREE. Hip-Hop Culture: Remixed Response to Obama's Popularity. "The audacity of dope": Rap music, race, and the Obama Presidency / Travis L. Gosa --
The politics of tagging: Shepard Fairey's Obama / Erika Schneider --
FOUR. Comic Books: Obama's Popularity and the Original Superhero Medium. Obama and Spider-Man: A meta-data media analysis of an unlikely pairing / Robert G. Weiner and Shelley E. Barba --
Comics and politics: An interview with Larry Hama, creator of Barack the Barbarian / Nicholas A. Yanes --
FIVE. News Media and New Media: The Impact of Presidential News Politics and Digital Social Networks. Change that couldn't happen: News media's commitment to hegemonic masculinity through collective memory in the 2008 Presidential election / Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., James Carviou, and Rauf Arif --
The President speaks to America's schoolchildren: Outline of a brouhaha / John T. "Jack" Becker --
Obama jungle fever: Interracial desire on the campaign trail / Caroline A. Streeter --
How to understand Obama's election news coverage: An interview with Daniel Berkowitz / Nicholas A. Yanes, with Derrais Carter and Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. --
New media's impact on elections: An interview with Obama girl creator Ben Relles / James Carviou --
SIX. International Responses: Obama's Popularity Goes Global. Obama for Obama: Barack Obama in Japanese popular culture / Yuya Kiuchi --
Obama-mania in Turkey: Popular culture and the forty-fourth President of the United States in a secular Muslim nation / Zafer Parlak and Tanfer Emin Tunc --
France's news media and Obama's French popularity: Interview with Sebastian Compagnon / Nicholas A. Yanes --
Conclusion: What happened to Obama-mania? / Nicholas A. Yanes --
Appendix: A bibliography of Obama in comics / Nicholas A. Yanes.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas A. Yanes and Derrais Carter.

Abstract:

"How is Barack Obama represented in popular culture? More than the United States' 44th president, he is also a lens through which we can examine politics, art, comics, and music in various contexts. The essays in this collection focus on the buildup to the 2008 election as well as Obama's first year as president, a brief historical moment in which "Obama" was synonymous with possibility. The contributors represent a variety of scholarly fields such as film, journalism, mass communication, popular culture and African American studies, each adding a unique perspective on Obama's relationship to American culture."--Provided by publisher.
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"fascinating text"--Journal of American Culture; "fascinating"--American Studies; "a well-done project"--Journal of Communication Inquiry.

 
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