The Election's Imagined Identities: The Ghettoization of Muslims in The Race for The White House

Citation data:

Race 2008: Critical Reflections on an Historic Campaign

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/faculty_books/104; https://works.bepress.com/tanyasaroj_bakhru/2
ISBN:
9781599425375
Author(s):
Tanya Saroj Bakhru; Myra Mendible
Publisher(s):
BrownWalker; Brown Walker Press
Tags:
Political campaigns; United States; Presidents; Election 2008 United States; Politics and government 2001-2009; Muslims in America; identity; Islamic Studies; Religion; Women's Studies
book description
This chapter critically appraises the treatment of Muslims as citizens, subjects and outsiders by various campaigns in the 2008 Presidential elections. It focuses particularly on the Obama campaign and shows how Obama failed to include Muslims as part of mainstream America thereby exacerbating their outsider status.