1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms

Edited By John Solomos Copyright 2020
    488 Pages
    by Routledge

    488 Pages
    by Routledge

    The study of contemporary forms of racism has expanded greatly over the past four decades. Although it has been a focus for scholarship and research for the past three centuries, it is perhaps over this more recent period that we have seen important transformations in the analytical frames and methods to explore the changing patterns of contemporary racisms. The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms brings together thirty-four original chapters from international experts that address key features of contemporary racisms.

    The Handbook has a truly global orientation and covers contemporary racisms in both the western and non-western geopolitical environments. In terms of structure, the volume is organized into ten interlinked parts that include Theories and Histories, Contemporary Racisms in Global Perspective, Racism and the State, Racist Movements and Ideologies, Anti-Racisms, Racism and Nationalism, Intersections of Race and Gender, Racism, Culture and Religion, Methods of Studying Contemporary Racisms, and the End of Racism. These parts contain chapters that draw on original theoretical and empirical research to address the evolution and changing forms of contemporary racism. The Handbook is framed by a General Introduction and by short introductions to each part that provide an overview of key themes and concerns.

    Written in a clear and direct style, and from a conceptual, multidisciplinary and international perspective, the Handbook will provide students, scholars and practitioners with an overview of the most pressing issues of Racisms in our time.

    Introduction to the Handbook
    John Solomos

    Part I: Theories and Histories

    Introduction to Part I

    1. Systemic Racism and the White Racial Frame
    Sean Elias, Joe R. Feagin

    2. Beyond Racisms versus Cultural Studies: Critical Theories of Racism and Political Action from Migrant Workers to Black Lives Matter
    Zacharias Zoubir and Karim Murji

    3. Conceptualising Cities and Migrant Ethnicity: The Lessons of Chinese London
    Laura Henneke and Caroline Knowles

    Part II: Contemporary Racisms in Global Perspective

    Introduction to Part II

    4. Whitening Citizenship: Race, Ethnicity, and Documentation Status as Brightened Boundaries of Exclusion in the U.S. and Europe
    Tiffany Joseph

    5. Race and Racisms: Why and How to Compare?
    Graziella Moraes Silva

    6. Latin American Racisms in Global Perspective
    Peter Wade

    7. Hostility to Refugees and Asylum Seekers
    Tony Kushner

    Part III: Racism and the State

    Introduction to Part III

    8. The Racial State
    Charles W. Mills

    9. Blackness Everywhere: How the State Maintains and Manifests Racialized Power
    Marcus Hunter

    10. Cui Bono? Linking Political and Racial Orders
    David Cook-Martín

    11. "Re-Whitening" Non-White Spaces Through Colorblind Narratives
    Charles Gallagher

    Part IV: Racist Movements and Ideologies

    Introduction to Part IV

    12. Racist Movements, the Far Right and Mainstreaming
    Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter

    13. The Language of Walls-Inclusion, Exclusion, and the Racialization of Space
    Ruth Wodak

    14. The White Supremacist Movement in the U.S. Through the Lens of the Matrix of Race
    Abby L. Ferber

    Part V: Anti-Racisms

    Introduction to Part V

    15. Anti-Racism as Method
    Manuela Bojadžijev

    16. Contemporary Anti-Racism: A Review of Effective Practice
    Jehonathan Ben, David Kelly, Yin Paradies

    17. Anti-Racism and Everyday Life
    Kristine Aquino

    18. Formulating a Theory in Anti-Racism Activism
    Rashawn Ray and Genesis Fuentes

    Part VI: Racism and Nationalism

    Introduction to Part VI

    19. Nationalism and Racism: The Racial Politics of Non-Belonging, Bordering and Disposable Humanities
    Sivamohan Valluvan

    20. Distinctions, Dilemmas and Dangers: Sociological Approaches to Race and Nationalism
    Matthew W. Hughey and Michael L. Rosino

    21. Nationalism, Postcolonial Criticism and the State
    Charles Leddy-Owen

    22. Racism, Nationalism and the Politics of Resentment in Contemporary England
    James Rhodes and Natalie-Anne Hall

    Part VII: Intersections of Race and Gender

    Introduction to Part VII

    23. Intersections of Race and Gender
    Umut Erel

    24. ‘We’ve Joined the Table but We’re Still on the Menu’: Clickbaiting Diversity in Today’s University
    Sirma Bilge

    25. Racial Discrimination in the Name of Women’s Rights: On Contemporary Racism in Sweden
    Minoo Alinia

    26. Gendered Racializations: Producing Subordinate Immigrant Subjects, Discrimination, and Oppressive Feminist and Queer Politics
    Anna Korteweg

    27. Racial States - Gendered Nations: On Biopower, Race, and Sex
    Sarah Bracke and Luis Manuel Hernandez Aguilar

    Part VIII: Racism, Culture and Religion

    Introduction to Part VIII

    28. Modernity, Race and Religion
    Nasar Meer

    29. Religious Otherness: Defining Boundaries of Contemporary Racism
    Riva Kastoryano

    Part IX: Methods of Studying Contemporary Racisms

    Introduction to Part IX

    30. Same Difference? Researching Racism and Immigration
    Yasmin Gunaratnam and Hannah Jones

    31. Researching Racisms, Researching Multiculture – Challenges and Changes to Research Methods
    Sarah Neal

    Part X: The End of Racism?

    Introduction to Part X

    32. Metamorphoses of Racism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-Racism Today
    Michel Wieviorka

    33. The Beginning and the End of Racism –And Something In-Between
    Kevin Durrheim

    34. Humiliation, Dehumanization and the Quest for Dignity: Researching Beyond Racism
    Philomena Essed


    John Solomos is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He has researched and published on questions about theories of race and racism, race in British society, multiculturalism and anti-discrimination policies, and on migration and social movements. He is co-editor of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies and General Editor of The Routledge Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.

    "At a time when contemporary understandings of racism are increasingly varied and contested, these contributions by world-leading scholars provide not only a foundational base, but also the key lines of debate."

    Miri Song, Professor of Sociology, University of Kent, UK