The Resource Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S., H. Samy Alim & Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S., H. Samy Alim & Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson

Label
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S.
Title
Articulate while Black
Title remainder
Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S.
Statement of responsibility
H. Samy Alim & Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alim, H. Samy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3102.N42
LC item number
A43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smitherman, Geneva
  • Dyson, Michael Eric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black English
  • Race awareness
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • English language
  • Language and education
  • Sociolinguistics
Label
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S., H. Samy Alim & Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • "Nah, we straight" : Black language and America's first Black president
  • A.W.B. (articulate while black) : language and racial politics in the United States
  • Makin a way outta no way : the "race speech" and Obama's rhetorical remix
  • "The fist bump heard 'round the world'" : how black communication becomes controversial
  • "My president's black, my lambo's blue" : hip hop, race, and the culture wars
  • Change the game : language, education, and the cruel fallout of racism
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780199812967
Lccn
2012010289
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 4078544-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4078544
  • (Sirsi) o781077662
  • (OCoLC)781077662
Label
Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S., H. Samy Alim & Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • "Nah, we straight" : Black language and America's first Black president
  • A.W.B. (articulate while black) : language and racial politics in the United States
  • Makin a way outta no way : the "race speech" and Obama's rhetorical remix
  • "The fist bump heard 'round the world'" : how black communication becomes controversial
  • "My president's black, my lambo's blue" : hip hop, race, and the culture wars
  • Change the game : language, education, and the cruel fallout of racism
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 205 p.
Isbn
9780199812967
Lccn
2012010289
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 4078544-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4078544
  • (Sirsi) o781077662
  • (OCoLC)781077662

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