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Obama and the Biracial FactorThe Battle for a New American Majority$
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Andrew Jolivette

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301011

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.001.0001

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Is “no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?”

Is “no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?”

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(p.113) Chapter Six Is “no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?”
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Obama and the Biracial Factor
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Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0006

An examination of Obama's biracial background from an Irish perspective that focuses on flexible racialization, cosmopolitanism, and the particularly Irish and white understanding of blackness as a U.S. and global phenomenon

Keywords:   Social class, racial identity, Irish, Ireland, flexible, racialization, Corrigan brothers, becoming white, cosmopolitan, Hawaii, mixed ancestry

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