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Book Launch: Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

UCL - Institute of the Americas

Thursday, 6 February 2014 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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Mark Ledwidge (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Kevern Verney (Edge Hill University) will speak on the book they have co-edited with Inderjeet Parmar (City University), Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America (Routledge 2013)

They discuss how the book examines the historical, cultural and political dimensions of race in the United States, using an interdisciplinary analysis that incorporates approaches from history, political science, and sociology. They also consider the controversial issues addressed in the book, notably whether Obama can be considered an African-American president, whether his presidency actually delivered the kind of deep-rooted racial changes initially prophesied, and whether Obama has abandoned his core African-American constituency in favour of projecting a race-neutral approach designed to maintain centrist support.

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UCL-Institute of the Americas, Lecture Theater 103, 51 Gordon Square

London
WC1H 0PN

United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 February 2014 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)


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UCL - Institute of the Americas

The UCL Institute of the Americas promotes, coordinates and provides a focus for research and postgraduate teaching on the Americas.
The Institute of the Americas (IA) is dedicated to promoting and
co-ordinating teaching and research on the Western Hemisphere. Its
wide coverage of the Americas includes the United States and Latin
America, the Caribbean and Canada, offering an opportunity to acquire
in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge of the Americas that is
unique in Europe. 
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