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Is “no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?”

Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain

in Obama and the Biracial Factor

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9781447301011
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447307228 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.003.0006
Is “no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama?”

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An examination of Obama's biracial background from an Irish perspective that focuses on flexible racialization, cosmopolitanism, and the particularly Irish and white understanding of blackness as a U.S. and global phenomenon

Keywords: Social class; racial identity; Irish; Ireland; flexible; racialization; Corrigan brothers; becoming white; cosmopolitan; Hawaii; mixed ancestry

Chapter.  5500 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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