Barack Obama and Twenty-First-Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA

Barack Obama and Twenty-First-Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA

By: Horace Campbell (author)Hardback

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Barack Obama has been called a transformative and transcendental political figure, this book shows us just how significant the movement behind him was in reshaping the politics of the United States. Horace Campbell examines the networks that made the 2009 electoral victory possible and discusses the importance of self-organization and self-emancipation in politics. Developing a theory of politics that starts with the humanist principles of Ubuntu, and draws in ecological, spiritual, anti-racist and anti-sexist principles, Campbell suggests we move away from old forms of vanguardism, reconceptualising political organisation, and recognising that new social forces are at play.

About Author

Horace G. Campbell teaches at Syracuse University in New York. He has been involved in the peace and justice movements for decades. He is the author of Barack Obama and Twenty-First-Century Politics (Pluto, 2010) and Rasta and Resistance From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney (Hansib, 2007).

Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Introduction 1. Revolutionary Moments and Ruptures 2. The Political Training of Barack Obama 3 Confronting Racism and Sexism in US Politics 4. Grassroots Organizing Confronts the Machine 5. Fractal Wisdom and Optimism in the Primary Campaign of 2008 6. Between the Past and the Future: The Democratic National Convention 7. Ground Operation for Victory: Challenging the Ruthlessness of the Wounded Corporate Bankers 8 Beyond Messiahs: Networks for Peace and Transformation in the 21st Century 9. Ubuntu and 21st Century Revolution Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745330075
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780745330075
  • ISBN10: 074533007X

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