1st Edition

Global Raciality Empire, PostColoniality, DeColoniality

Edited By Paola Bacchetta, Sunaina Maira, Howard Winant Copyright 2019
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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