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This book helps us recognise that we are living in ...

(Grace Lee Boggs, author, anti-racism act)

Barack Obama's presidency provides a rare opening for change. Whether ...

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Scholar-activist Horace Campbell has given us a provocative new perspective ...

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Horace Campbell probes the campaign of Barack Obama and finds ...

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A terrific addition to the current literature on this topic. ...

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Barack Obama and Twenty-First-Century Politics
A Revolutionary Moment in the USA

Product Description

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.

About The Author

Horace G. Campbell teaches at Syracuse University in New York. He has been involved in the peace and justice movements for decades. His most important book, Rasta and Resistance From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney, is going through its seventh edition. He is also the author of Reclaiming Zimbabwe: The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation.

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