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The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President

Book Title

The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President

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Publication Date

5-31-2012

Editors

Nicholas A. Yanes, Derrais Carter

Chapter Title

The Politics of Tagging: Shepard Fairey's Obama

Publisher

McFarland Press

Place of Publication

Jefferson, NC

Keywords

Obama, Barack, Presidents, Political campaigns, Mass media.

Subject

Obama, Barack -- In mass media, Presidents -- Press coverage -- United States, Political campaigns -- Press coverage -- United States, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008, Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States, Press and politics -- History -- 21st century, Social networks.

Department

Art and Music

Disciplines

History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Description

How is Barack Obama represented in popular culture? More than the United States' 44th president, he is also a lens through which we can examine politics, art, comics, and music in various contexts. The essays in this collection focus on the buildup to the 2008 election as well as Obama's first year as president, a brief historical moment in which "Obama" was synonymous with possibility. The contributors represent a variety of scholarly fields such as film, journalism, mass communication, popular culture and African American studies, each adding a unique perspective on Obama's relationship to American culture.

ISBN

FBC062

Document Type

Article

The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009: Essays on Media Representations of the Candidate and New President

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