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Global Raciality
Empire, PostColoniality, DeColoniality

ISBN 9781138391642
Published November 21, 2018 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

Global Raciality expands our understanding of race, space, and place by exploring forms of racism and anti-racist resistance worldwide. Contributors address neoliberalism; settler colonialism; race, class, and gender intersectionality; immigrant rights; Islamophobia; and homonationalism; and investigate the dynamic forces propelling anti-racist solidarity and resistance cultures. Midway through the Trump years and with a rise in nativism fervor across the globe, this expanded approach captures the creativity and variety found in the fight against racism we see the world over.

Chapters focus on both the immersive global trajectories of race and racism, and the international variation in contemporary configurations of racialized experience. Race, class, and gender identities may not only be distinctive, they can extend across borders, continents, and oceans with remarkable demonstrations of solidarity happening all over the world. Palestinians, Black Panthers, Dalit, Native Americans, and Indian feminists among others meet and interact in this context. Intersections between race and such forms of power as colonialism and empire, capitalism, gender, sexuality, religion, and class are examined and compared across different national and global contexts. It is in this robust and comparative analytical approach that Global Raciality reframes conventional studies on postcolonial regimes and racial identities and expression.

Table of Contents

New Racial Studies and Global Raciality
Howard Winant

Global Raciality: Empire, PostColoniality, DeColoniality
Paola Bacchetta, Sunaina Maira, and Howard Winant

Part I. Empire
1. Imagining New Worlds: Anti-Indianism and the Roots of United States Exceptionalism
Leece M. Lee-Oliver

2. A Burmese Wonderland: Race and Corporate Governmentality in British Burma, 1906-1930
David Baillargeon

3. Comparative Raciality: Erasure and Hypervisibility of Asian and Afro Mexicans
Bettina Ng’weno and Lok Siu

Part II. Postcoloniality
4. Racial Property and Radical Memory: Epilogues to the Haitian Revolution
W. Rae Schneider

5. The Incursion and its Hauntings: Modernity, Discipline, and Compromised Citizenship

Kimberley D. McKinson

6. Palestine in Black and White: White Settler-Colonialism and the Specter of Transnational Black Power
Greg Burris

Part III. Decoloniality
7. Modern Skins: Exploring Racialized Representations in Post-Liberalization India
Hareem Khan

8. Queers of Color and (De)Colonial Spaces in Europe
Paola Bacchetta, Fatima El-Tayeb, and Jin Haritaworn

9. Black Buddhist: The Visual and Material Cultures of the Dalit Movement and the Black Panther Party
Padma D. Maitland

10. Solidarity Protests on US Security Policy: Interrupting Racial and Imperial Affects Through Ritual Mourning
Chandra Russo

Race and Empire Today
Vijay Prashad

List of Contributors


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Paola Bacchetta is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and affiliated faculty within the Center for Race and Gender; the Center for South Asia Studies; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and the Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies, and affiliated faculty within the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program and the Cultural Studies Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis.

Howard Winant is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Asian American Studies departments. He founded and directed the University of California Center for New Racial Studies.



If you haven’t been thinking about racism and empire, start now! In the era of Xi, Modi, Putin and Trump, power and hatred intersect in new and frightening ways. These studies of situations across the world, ranging from the horror of colonial genocide, through the complexities of race-making and race-marking, to the inspiring story of B. R. Ambedkar, provide a rich resource for contemporary scholarship and solidarity work.
Raewyn Connell, author of Southern Theory