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Title Whose Black politics? : cases in post-racial Black leadership / edited by Andra Gillespie
Published New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents Meet the new class : theorizing young Black leadership in a "postracial" era / Andra Gillespie -- Creating opportunity : how young Black politicians break into the political scene -- Racial authenticity and redistricting : a comparison of Artur Davis's 2000 and 2002 congressional campaigns / Andra Gillespie and Emma Tolbert -- Losing and winning : Cory Booker's ascent to Newark's mayoralty / Andra Gillespie -- Inheritance and Governance : what Black political scions do once they get elected -- Like father, like son? : Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s tenure as a US congressman / Randolph Burnside and Antonio Rodriguez -- Hype, hip-hop, and heartbreak : the rise and fall of Kwame Kilpatrick / Athena King, Todd Shaw, and Lester Spence -- The rise of Barack Obama : its implications for Black politics -- The burden of Jekyll and Hyde : Barack Obama, racial identity, and Black political behavior / Lorrie Frasure -- Leadership, legitimacy, and public perceptions of Barack Obama / Charlton McIlwain -- New perspectives on deracialization -- Between generations : Deval Patrick's election as Massachusetts' first Black governor / Angela K. Lewis -- The declining significance of race : Adrian Fenty and the smooth electoral transition / Rachel Yon -- Situational deracialization, Harold Ford, and the 2006 Senate race in Tennessee / Sekou Franklin -- The "Steele problem" and the new Republican battle for Black votes : legacy, loyalty, and lexicon in Maryland's 2006 Senate contest / Tyson D. King-Meadows -- Intersectionality and African American politics in the twenty-first century -- Race, religion, and post-9/11 America : the election of Keith Ellison / Andra Gillespie and Amber Perez -- Young, gifted, Black, and female : why aren't there more Yvette Clarkes in Congress? / Katrina Gamble -- Conclusion: where do we go from here?
Summary Using multiple case studies, this title probes the implications of the emergence of a vanguard of leaders of African American politics. It establishes a theoretical framework based on the interaction of three factors: black leaders' crossover appeal, their political ambition, and connections to the black establishment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American leadership -- Case studies
African American politicians -- Case studies
African Americans -- History -- 1964-
African Americans -- Politics and government -- Case studies
African Americans -- Race identity -- Case studies
Post-racialism -- United States -- Case studies
African American leadership.
African American politicians.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Politics and government
Race relations -- Political aspects.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- Case studies
United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Gillespie, Andra
LC no. 2009025521
ISBN 0203893727