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Author White, John Kenneth, 1952-

Title Barack Obama's America : how new conceptions of race, family, and religion ended the Reagan era / John Kenneth White.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2009.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 305 pages) : illustrations.
Series Contemporary political and social issues
Contemporary political and social issues.
KU Select 2017
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Politics of Discomfort -- One: One Family, Two Centuries -- Two: Twenty-first-Century Faces -- Three: Redefining Relationships -- Four: The Gay-Rights Paradox -- Five: Shrunken Congregations, Soulful Citizens -- Six: The Death of the Reagan Coalition -- Seven: Barack Obama's America.
Summary "The election of Barack Obama to the presidency marks a conclusive end to the Reagan era, writes John Kenneth White in Barack Obama's America. Reagan symbolized a 1950s and 1960s America, largely white and suburban, with married couples and kids at home, who attended church more often than not. Obama's election marks a new era, the author writes. Whites will be a minority by 2042. Marriage is at an all-time low. Cohabitation has increased from a half-million couples in 1960 to more than 5 million in 2000 to even more this year. Gay marriages and civil unions are redefining what it means to be a family. And organized religions are suffering, even as Americans continue to think of themselves as a religious people. Obama's inauguration was a defining moment in the political destiny of this country, based largely on demographic shifts, as described in Barack Obama's America."--Publisher's description.
NOTES This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Other author Knowledge Unlatched issuing body.
Subject Obama, Barack.
Reagan, Ronald.
Families -- United States -- History.
Coalitions -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780472021796 (electronic bk.)
0472021796 (electronic bk.)
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