Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745330068 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330075 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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

Horace Campbell

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

Horace Campbell

Distributed for Pluto Press

344 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745330068 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745330075 Published August 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1. Revolutionary Moments and Ruptures
2. The Political Training of Barack Obama
3 Confronting Racism and Sexism in US Politics
4. Grassroots Organizing Confronts the Machine
5. Fractal Wisdom and Optimism in the Primary Campaign of 2008
6. Between the Past and the Future: The Democratic National Convention
7. Ground Operation for Victory: Challenging the Ruthlessness of the Wounded Corporate Bankers
8 Beyond Messiahs: Networks for Peace and Transformation in the 21st Century
9. Ubuntu and 21st Century Revolution
Notes
Index

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