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Author Campbell, Horace.

Title Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics : a revolutionary moment in the USA / Horace G. Campbell.

Imprint London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 319 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-308) and index.
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Contents Revolutionary moments and ruptures. Revolutionary moments : lessons from the French and Cuban Revolutions ; New concept of shared humanity ; Ubuntu ; Elements of the revolutionary moment ; Beyond vanguardism in the twenty-first century ; Classical music meets jazz ; Reparations and revolution ; New militants and sites of politics -- The political training of Barack Obama. Ubuntu and non-racial democracy ; Lessons in Ubuntu ; Toots and the dignity of work ; Training as a community organizer in Chicago ; Searching for life purpose and healing in Kenya ; Redemption ; Michelle Robinson : the personal is political -- Confronting racism and sexism in US politics. Phase I : the Electoral College and "three-fifths of a human" ; Phase II : the Civil War and the struggle for democracy ; Phase III : autonomous organizing and the Harriet Tubman principles ; Reconstruction and the third phase ; Counter-revolution ; Benjamin Tillman, sexualized violence and the consolidation of racism ; Long-term legacies of the third phase ; Eugenics and the ideological victory of the South ; Eugenics and technological singularity ; Conclusion : democratization as a process ; Racism and the old left ; Beyond the limitations of liberal thought.
Grassroots organizing confronts the machine. Revolutions by ordinary people, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party ; Obama's learning from the Ella Baker principles ; Beyond vanguardism ; The conservative counter-offensive in the US before the rise of the Obama phenomenon ; The attempted intervention of Jesse Jackson ; The Democratic Party and the hierarchy of power ; Leaderism, vanguardism, and the party boss ; Technocrats, bosses, and political advantage ; From bosses to political campaigns ; The Clintons inherit the party machinery -- Fractal wisdom and optimism in the Primary campaign of 2008. Campaigning as a human-being, not a Black candidate ; Hope and change ; Scaling, self-similarity, and recursion in the campaign ; Ubuntu meets Ubuntu ; Proving ground in South Carolina ; Building a national presence and bottoms-up fundraising ; Obama's amazing money machine ; The struggles in the primaries ; The centrality of economics and politics ; The intervention of the Youth Vote and the grassroots ; The Iowa Caucus ; The centrality of racism in US politics ; Internal collapse of the vast Clinton apparatus.
Between the past and the future : the Democratic National Convention. Burdens of the past ; New and old forces at the convention ; Shadows of the past and the Denver setting ; The promise of a Green Convention ; T. Boone Pickens and forgiveness ; Insiders and outsiders in Denver ; The Clinton brigade in Denver ; Michelle Obama and the caucuses ; The Latino/Hispanic caucus at the convention ; Who are the Latinos? ; Roll call and nomination ; Acceptance speech and marketing the candidate -- Ground operation for victory : challenging the ruthlessness of the wounded corporate bankers. The moment of September ; Ruthlessness and recklessness ; The world of derivatives, politics, and ruthlessness ; Financialization as economic terrorism ; Henry Paulson and the drama of the moment of September ; Elements of the coup ; Speechless and politics ; Obama and the presidential campaign ; The legacies of Jesse Helms in North Carolina ; Respect, empower, include : observing the ground operation at First Hand ; Youth activists and the Wall of hope ; Tolerance and the networks ; Rowan County and Salisbury Town ; Mecklenburg County and crossing into South Carolina ; The nerve center in Raleigh-Durham ; A divided military.
Beyond Messiahs : networks for peace and transformation in the twenty-first century. The trap of messianism and militarism ; Liberalism, missionism, and the long war ; War as peace ; Would Obama end up like Toussaint? ; Networking and solidarity ; The peace, anti-racist, and reparations nodes of the revolutionary process ; Peace and the meaning of work ; Revolution and the tipping point ; Peace and the inheritance of Black liberation ; Progressive women and the peace movement ; Building a new democracy -- Ubuntu and twenty-first century revolution. The setting and the challenges ; Ubuntu, quantum politics, and the revolutionary moment ; Environmental justice, a fractal outlook, and quantum leaps ; Ubuntu, self-organization, and the self-mobilization ; Abraham Lincoln and the second revolution in the United States ; Ubuntu, self-organization, and new leadership ; New leadership and optimism in society ; Optimisim as a political act.
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Summary Barack Obama has been called a transformative and transcendental figure, this book shows us just how significant the movement behind him was for the politics of the United States.Horace Campbell examines the networks that made the electoral victory possible and discusses the importance of self-organization and self-emancipation in politics. Situated in the context of the agency of new social forces galvanised in the 2008 electoral season, the book develops a theory of politics that starts with the humanist principles of ubuntu, healing and reparations for the 21st century. It argues that key ideas like quantum politics and a 'network of networks' move away from old forms of vanguardism during a period in history that can be characterised as a revolutionary moment.This book is an essential guide to new forms of political organisation in the US.
Language English.
Subject Obama, Barack.
Obama, Barack. (OCoLC)fst00348231
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Presidential candidates -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Elections.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- History & Theory.
Political campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01069212
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidential candidates. (OCoLC)fst01075708
Presidents -- Election. (OCoLC)fst01075747
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Presidentval -- Förenta staterna -- 2008.
Förenta staterna -- politik och förvaltning.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Campbell, Horace. Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics. London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2010 9780745330075 (DLC) 2010513512 (OCoLC)477267942
ISBN 9781849645577 (electronic bk.)
1849645574 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051349692
AU@ 000062391308
CHNEW 000607026
DEBBG BV043141003
DEBBG BV044110296
DEBSZ 421599391
DEBSZ 452583454
GBVCP 1003671284
HEBIS 286064278
NZ1 14167228

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