In this book, Mocombe illustrates ways that Barack Obama is the embodiment of the social identity, the liberal black Protestant heterosexual male, that contemporarily looks to serve as the bearer of ideological and linguistic domination for all folks, blacks, whites, Asians, etc., in America and world societies impacted by Western civilization. The articulation of the discourse of this identity is best represented in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois; furthermore, Obama is a paragon for Du Bois' construct. This work juxtaposes the ideals and practices of Du Bois and Obama in order to articulate the discourse and discursive practice of the soulless social identity that seeks to institute its presence in the post-enlightenment world.
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About the Author
Paul C. Mocombe is the president and CEO of The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc. and a visiting professor of sociology at Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. A social theorist interested in the application of social theory to contemporary issues such as race, class, and capitalism (globalization), Mocombe is the author of The Soul-less Souls of Black Folk: A Sociological Reconsideration of Black Consciousness as Du Boisian Double Conciousness, A Labor Approach to the Development of the Self or Modern Personality: The Case of Public Education, Education in Globalization, Mocombe's Reading Room Series, and The Mocombeian Strategy: The Reason for, and Answer to Black Failure in Capitalist Education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Chapter I. Introduction to the Liberal Black Protestant Heterosexual Bourgeois Male Chapter 3 Chapter II. Heterosexual Protestant Bourgeois Liberalism Chapter 4 Chapter III. On the Interpretation of Du Bois's Double Consciousness Chapter 5 Chapter IV. Double Consciousness and the Liberal Black Protestant Heterosexual Bourgeois Male Identity Chapter 6 Chapter V. Barack Obama and the Demystification of Black Double Consciousness Chapter 7 Chapter VI. On the Interpretation of Obama's Double Consciousness Chapter 8 Chapter VII. Black Consciousness Today and the Liberal Black Protestant Heterosexual Bourgeois Male Identity Chapter 9 Chapter VIII. Fait Accompli Chapter 10 References Cited