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The Resource The wrongs of the right : language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks, (electronic resource)

The wrongs of the right : language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks, (electronic resource)

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The wrongs of the right : language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama
Title
The wrongs of the right
Title remainder
language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama
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Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks
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Language
eng
Summary
"On November 5, 2008, the nation awoke to a New York Times headline that read triumphantly: "OBAMA. Racial Barrier Falls in Heavy Turnout." But new events quickly muted the exuberant declarations of a postracial era in America: from claims that Obama was born in Kenya and that he is not a true American, to depictions of Obama as a "Lyin African" and conservative cartoons that showed the new president surrounded by racist stereotypes like watermelons and fried chicken. Despite the utopian proclamations that we are now live in a color-blind, postracial country, the grim reality is that implicit racial biases are more entrenched than ever. In Wrongs of the Right, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks set postracial claims into relief against a background of pre- and post-election racial animus directed at Obama, his administration, and African Americans. They provide an analysis of the political Right and their opposition to Obama from the vantage point of their rhetoric, a history of the evolution of the two-party system in relation to race, social scientific research on race and political ideology, and how racial fears, coded language, and implicit racism are drawn upon and manipulated by the political Right. Racial meanings are reservoirs rich in political currency, and the Right's replaying of the race card remains a potent resource for othering the first black president in a context rife with Nativism, xenophobia, white racial fatigue, and serious racial inequality. And as Hughey and Parks show, race trumps politics and policies when it comes to political conservatives' hostility toward Obama"--
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Hughey, Matthew W
Dewey number
305.896/073
LC call number
JK2356
LC item number
.H84 2014
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Parks, Gregory S
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Conservatism
  • Tea Party movement
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
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The wrongs of the right : language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001181968
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unknown
Isbn
9780814760543
Lccn
2013049131
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001181968
Label
The wrongs of the right : language, race, and the Republican Party in the age of Obama, Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001181968
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780814760543
Lccn
2013049131
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001181968

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