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Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms

1st Edition

Edited by John Solomos


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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.


"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

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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.

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