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by Geneva Smitherman,Michael Eric Dyson,H. Samy Alim

eBook Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. download ISBN: 0199812985
Author: Geneva Smitherman,Michael Eric Dyson,H. Samy Alim
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1953 kb
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Trafficking in the very linguistic style-shifting that the duo charge President Obama with, Articulate While Black is a groundbreaking and definitive exploration of the cultural meaning of the nation's first Black President. -Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University, author of New Black Man.

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Samy Alim, Geneva Smitherman, Michael Eric Dyson. Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking-as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, . restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight.

ISBN 9780199812981 paper. These ideas are explored further in chapter 5, in the authors’ discussion of the signifi- cance of President Obama’s relationship to the hip hop community.

Some of his most recent books include You Know My Steez, Roc the Mic Right, Talkin Black Talk, and Global Linguistic Flows.

Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age.

Geneva and Teun van Dijk. Detroit: Wayne State. University Press, 1988. 13. Talkin and Testifyin: Black English and the Black Experience, in U. Santamaria, e. Les Temps Modernes, December, 1986.

Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight."In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives.
Comments: (7)
JoJoshura
Alim and Smitherman give a great overview of some of the contemporary issues in the study of African American English. Through the lens of Obama's language, they explore the intersection of race, class, and culture in the modern U.S. Amusing and lighthearted while maintaining its academic street cred, the book is highly recommended for scholars of language, race, and political science. Real Talk.
Vetibert
Inspiring
Cozius
This is an increadibly well written book. It views and analyzes "Black language" through a dual analysis of AAVE and President obama's use of language--both AAVE and SAE. The langauge the authors use transitions fluidly from AAVE to SAE and back, providing the reader with an in depth experience of both dialects through the utilization of bidialectism and code-switching, a technique that further expresses the analysis of languge. It is an excellent addition to the library of linguists, langauge students, and those involved in race/ethnicity studies.

For those not faimliar with these fields, this book is very accessible. One does not need a lot of experience in linguistics or anthropology to understand the content or terminology the authors use. Their examples are relatable and often taken from the media (most of their examples can be viewed/heard on youtube), so, even if one is not familiar with certain examples given about Obama or other individuals discussed within, it would be very easy to find them.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone already involved in or interested in learning about AAVE language studies or langauge studies in general.
Gna
Teaching it in my Race, Language and Ethnicity class and love it. Love the code-switching and the language analysis.
Chilldweller
The book forwards a new perspective the language and attitudes that remain pervasive elements of racial and political prejudice. But it also offers much needed commentary on the rhetorical savvy of Barack Obama and it's influence on an increasingly diverse audience of constituents.
Adorardana
H. Samy Alim has written an excellent analysis of the intersection of race, language, and President Obama. The examples are valid, the theory presented is relevant, and the book flows well.
generation of new
Great book!!!
Alim and Smitherman produce an accessible and cogent breakdown of Barack Obama's discursive production and the links to political speech, "standard" English and black rhetorical tradition evidenced therein. The authors nimbly style-shift and provide an example of hybrid discourse in their own language as they fuse academic and spoken language to convey some of the linguistic concepts that underlie their study of AAVE and the production of race in and through language. Truly fabulous book- I plan to use an excerpt for a basic writing/composition course.