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

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Race 2008: Critical Reflections on an Historic Campaign

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Tanya Saroj Bakhru; Myra Mendible
BrownWalker; Brown Walker Press
Political campaigns; United States; Presidents; Election 2008 United States; Politics and government 2001-2009; Muslims in America; identity; Islamic Studies; Religion; Women's Studies
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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.