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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?”

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

Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain

Policy Press

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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