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"At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race Paperback – October 1, 2011
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"The book is filled with insights and should contribute to a more open and honest dialogue about the true state of racial politics in our time."-Political Science Quarterly
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I specifically want to point out chapter 6 in which the author talks about Latinos and Asian-Americans in the election. There is virtually NOTHING written on Latino and Asian-American voters in the 2008 election in the secondary literature. Furthermore, as Logan (the author) points out, the portrayals of these voters of color in the mainstream press during 07/08 were frustratingly one-sided, falsely pitting them again African-Americans, while failing to seriously take into account the key political issues that were of importance to them, during both the primary and the general election.
Logan's use of the concept of "racial triangulation," borrowed from scholar Claire Jean Kim, is particular helpful in making sense of ways that Latino and Asian American voters were configured in the wider discourse of the election.
A must read!