Barack Obama's America [electronic resource] : how new conceptions of race, family, and religion ended the Reagan era / John Kenneth White.
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- How new conceptions of race, family, and religion ended the Reagan era
- Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2009.
- Contemporary political and social issues
Contemporary political and social issues
1 online resource
- Obama, Barack.
Families -- United States -- History.
Coalitions -- United States -- History.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
- Electronic books.
- "The election of Barack Obama to the presidency marks a conclusive end to the Reagan era, writes John Kenneth White in Barack Obama's America. Reagan symbolized a 1950s and 1960s America, largely white and suburban, with married couples and kids at home, who attended church more often than not. Obama's election marks a new era, the author writes. Whites will be a minority by 2042. Marriage is at an all-time low. Cohabitation has increased from a half-million couples in 1960 to more than 5 million in 2000 to even more this year. Gay marriages and civil unions are redefining what it means to be a family. And organized religions are suffering, even as Americans continue to think of themselves as a religious people. Obama's inauguration was a defining moment in the political destiny of this country, based largely on demographic shifts, as described in Barack Obama's America." -- Publisher's description.
- Introduction: The Politics of Discomfort
One: One Family, Two Centuries
Two: Twenty-first-Century Faces
Three: Redefining Relationships
Four: The Gay-Rights Paradox
Five: Shrunken Congregations, Soulful Citizens
Six: The Death of the Reagan Coalition
Seven: Barack Obama's America.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan) publisher.
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