'Campaigns Against "Blackness"': Criminality, Civility, and Election to Executive Office

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dc.creator James, Joy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-14T16:52:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-14T16:52:32Z
dc.date.created 2009
dc.date.issued 2010-04-14T16:52:32Z
dc.identifier.citation James, Joy. "'Campaigns Against "Blackness"': Criminality, Civility, and Election to Executive Office." Critical Sociology 36.1 (2009): 1-20.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/7107
dc.description.abstract ‘Campaigns against “Blackness”’ focuses on the 2008 Democratic presidential primary waged by Barack Obama and the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial race run by Deval Patrick. It explores racial bias expressed against and by African-American males seeking high office. In these campaigns, the convergence of racial uplift and multicultural democracy manifests in mandates against blackness represented as criminality and political incivility. Historically, US anti-black anima forged tropes of ‘criminality’ and ‘incivility’ that demonized blacks as unsuitable for full citizenship. Today, the new black candidates successfully deflect these tropes, in part, by redeploying them against non-elites, and anti-racist discourse and activism.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Critical Sociology
dc.subject Barack Obama
dc.subject Hillary Clinton
dc.subject Deval Patrick
dc.subject Ben LaGuer
dc.subject Kerry Healey
dc.subject racism
dc.subject electoral campaigns
dc.subject black political candidates
dc.subject sexism
dc.title 'Campaigns Against "Blackness"': Criminality, Civility, and Election to Executive Office
dc.description.department African and African American Studies

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