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Presidential Politics | Lecture 1

October 6, 2008 lecture by Professor Al Camarillo for the Presidential Politics: Race, Class, Faith & Gender in the 2008 Election (CSRE12) course. Professor Camarillo discusses why and ow race, faith, gender and class matter.

The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented. The nomination process and ongoing campaigns have revealed the complexities of identity and its role in uniting and dividing the electorate. This course explores how issues of race, class, faith and gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and our society. The course analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to the current competition between Senators Obama and McCain.

Presidential Politics Course Syllabus:
http://ccsre.stanford.edu/pdfs/CSRE12_syll.pdf

Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE):
http://ccsre.stanford.edu/

Stanford Channel on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/stanford