1st Edition

The Mechanisms of Racialization Beyond the Black/White Binary

Edited By Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino, Devon R. Goss Copyright 2019
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on the mechanisms that undergird the operation of racialization and works to empirically define the specific mechanisms by which racialization outside of black-white paradigm operates.

    The contributors highlight the advantages and benefits of using case studies from outside of the black-white racial boundary in the social scientific study of racism, racial identity, racial meaning, and racial representation. Their contributions can be grouped into three specific areas of focus: the investigation of the relationship between racialization and the state; the interplay between racialization and identities; and the role of racialization in the media. Taken together, the book lays out a roadmap for future study of racialization and the study of race beyond the racial categories of black and white

    Serving as a guiding point to future research, this book will be of interest to all scholars of race, and those seeking to understand the ideologies, actions, interactions, structures and social practices associated with racialization. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

    Introduction: Exploring the mechanisms of racialization beyond the black-white binary

    Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino and Devon R. Goss

    1. Accommodation crisis: the racialization of travellers in twenty-first century England

    Steve Garner

    2. American federalism and racial formation in contemporary immigration policy: a processual analysis of Alabama’s HB56

    Jennifer A. Jones and Hana E. Brown

    3. Gendered racialization: Muslim American men and women’s encounters with racialized surveillance

    Saher Selod

    4. Resisting and reifying racialization among urban American Indians

    Michelle R. Jacobs

    5. Moving beyond (and back to) the black-white binary: a study of black and white Muslims’ racial positioning in the United States

    Atiya Husain

    6. MOU or an IOU? Latina/os and the racialization of media policy

    Jason A. Smith and Randy Abreu

    7. Yellow peril, red scare: race and communism in National Review

    Stephen Del Visco

    8. Still the tragic mulatto? Manufacturing multiracialization in magazine media, 1961–2011

    Sheena K. Gardner and Matthew W. Hughey


    Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University, USA. Her research examines ethnic competition and racial threat, particularly the dialectical relationship between identity and constructions of perceived threats; the processes of racial identity formation, particularly looking at Puerto Ricans; and the role of media in the construction and processes of racial and ethnic boundary making. Her work has appeared in various scholarly journals.

    Devon R. Goss is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Oxford College of Emory University, USA. Her research examines the color line, particularly in relation to instances of boundary crossing in typically racialized institutions; and the impact of racialization in family formation and processes, through an examination of transracial adoption. She has published in a variety of scholarly journals and is the co-author of Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line (with Wendy Marie Laybourn, 2018).