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The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies

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Book Description

Since its foundation as an academic field in the 1990s, critical race theory has developed enormously and has, among others, been supplemented by and (dis)integrated with critical whiteness studies. At the same time, the field has moved beyond its origins in Anglo-Saxon environments, to be taken up and re-developed in various parts of the world – leading to not only new empirical material but also new theoretical perspectives and analytical approaches. Gathering these new and global perspectives, this book presents a much-needed analysis of the various forms, sophisticated theoretical developments and nuanced analyses that the field of critical race and whiteness theories and studies offers today. Organized around the themes of emotion, technologies and consumption, institutions, politics and movements, biopolitics and crises, this presentation of critical race and whiteness theories and studies in its true interdisciplinary and international form provides the latest empirical and theoretical research, as well as new analytical approaches. Illustrating the strength of the field and embodying its future research directions, The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities with interests in race and whiteness.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction - Writing a Handbook on critical race and whiteness theory in the time of Black Lives Matter and anti-racism backlash

Rikke Andreassen, Suvi Keskinen, Catrin Lundström and Shirley Anne Tate

Section 1 Technologies

2. Introduction to the ‘Technologies’ section

3. France Winddance Twine: Silicon Valley’s caste system: Whiteness as a form of geek capital

4. Pauline Leonard: Artificialising whiteness? How AI normalises whiteness in theory, policy and practice

5. Matthew Hughey: White time: The relationship between racial identity, contexts, interactions, and temporality

Section 2 Consumption

6. Introduction to the ‘Consumption’ section

7. Katarina Mattsson: The whiteness of tourism

8. Raka Shome: Whiteness, wellness, and gender: A transnational feminist approach

9. Rikke Andreassen, Daisy Deomampo and Jennifer A. Hamilton: Racial reproductions and genetic imaginaries

10. Beverly Lemire: Textiles, fashion and race: Technologies of whiteness in the British colonies and metropole, c. 1700–1820

Section 3 Institutions

11. Introduction to the ‘Institutions’ section

12. Jason Arday: Walls can come tumbling down: Negotiating normative whiteness and racial micro-aggressions and Black and minority ethnic (BME) mental health within the academy

13. Marta Araújo: ‘Talking about institutionalised racism or racism in institutions? The educational segregation of the Roma

14. Deborah Gabriel: Do Black Lives Really Matter? Social Closure, White Privilege and the Making of a Black Underclass in Higher Education

15. Shirley Anne Tate: ‘If you were a white man, they would have negotiated with you the minute you were approached’: Bodies of value in academic life

16. Victor Ojakorotu, Samuel Chukwudi Agunyai & Vincent Chukwukadibia Onwughalu: Division in Economic Integration: The effect of apartheid on white supremacy, white prosperity, and disunity in South Africa

Section 4 Crisis

17. Introduction to the ‘Crisis’ section

18. Mike Hill: Whiteness in the Trumpocene: Civil society, security and after

19. Ashley ("Woody") Doane: The future of whiteness

20. Diana Mulinari and Anders Neergaard: The Swedish racial formation: A critique of the sociology of absence

21. Katharina Wiedlack and Tania Zabolotnaya: Race, whiteness, Russianness and the discourses on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and Manizha

22. Suvi Keskinen: The ‘crisis’ of white hegemony, far-right politics and entitlement to wealth


Section 5 Emotions

23. Introduction to the ‘Emotions’ section

24. Shannon Sullivan: The white habit of untrauma

25. Paul C. Taylor and Lisa Madura: Racial habit

26. Tobias Hübinette and Catrin Lundström: White melancholia: A historicised analysis of hegemonic whiteness in Sweden

27. Josephine Cornell, Nick Malherbe, Kopano Ratele and Shahnaaz Suffla: Whiteness, masculinity and the decolonising imperative

Section 6 Identities

28. Introduction to the ‘Identities’ section

29. Damien W. Riggs, Ruth Pearce, Sally Hines, Carla Pfeffer and Francis Ray White: Whiteness in research on men, trans/masculine and non-binary people and reproduction: Two parallel stories

30. Christianne F. Collantes and Jason Vincent A. Cabañes: Modern dating in a post-colonial city: Desire, race, and identities of cosmopolitanism in Metro Manila

31. Miloš Debnár: White European migrants in Japan – between an unmarked category and racialized subjects

32. Yuna Sato, Adrijana Miladinovic and Sayaka Osanami Törngren: To be or not to be ‘white’ in Japan: Japaneseness and racial whiteness through the lens of mixed Japanese


Section 7 On the margins:

33. Introduction to the ‘On the margins’ section

34. Kristín Loftsdóttir: Coloniality and Europe at the margins

35. Matt Wray and Catherine Wolfe: White settler colonialism, ‘chromanyms’, and the trouble with marginal whites

36. Benjamin Teitlebaum: ‘You didn’t mention your own identity as a white man’. Ideological boundaries of whiteness

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Rikke Andreassen

Rikke Andreassen is Professor of Communication at Roskilde University, Denmark. She works with Nordic whiteness, gender, and sexuality. Her publications include Mediated Kinship: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Donor Families (2018); Human Exhibitions: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Ethnic Displays (2015); Affectivity and Race: Studies from Nordic Contexts (2015).

Marta Araújo

Marta Araújo is Principal Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of
Coimbra, where she lectures in several doctoral programmes. She has published
internationally on Eurocentrism in knowledge production and dissemination; public history
and the teaching of (anti-)colonialism; institutional racism, public policy, and education.

Jason Arday

Jason Arday is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow, School of Education, College of Social Sciences. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a Visiting Professor at Durham University in the Department of Sociology. He is a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust and the British Sociological Association (BSA). Jason sits on NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Jason Vincent A. Cabañes

Jason Vincent A. Cabañes, PhD, is Professor of Communication and Research Fellow at De La Salle University in the Philippines. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds in the UK. He researches primarily on the mediation of cross-cultural intimacies and solidarities, but also on digital labor in the global South. He is co-editor of the book Mobile Media and Social Intimacies in Asia: Reconfiguring Local Ties, Enacting Global Relationships (Springer, 2020).

Christianne F. Collantes

Christianne France Collantes is an Associate Professor with the Political Science and Development Studies Department at De La Salle University-Manila. Her research interests include gender politics, intimacies, and globalization in Asia. She obtained her PhD in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Some of her published works can be found in the International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Critical Asian Studies, and South East Asia Research. Her first book Reproductive Dilemmas in Metro Manila: Faith, Intimacies, and Globalization was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018.

Josephine Cornell

Josephine Cornell is a lecturer in the Psychology Department in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University. Her research interests include identity, higher education transformation, protests and visual methods.

Daisy Deomampo

Daisy Deomampo: is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University, USA. Her research interests encompass science and technology studies, critical race studies, and reproductive politics and technologies. She is the author of Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India (NYU Press 2016).

Ashley ("Woody") Doane

Ashley ("Woody") Doane is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hartford. His published work includes numerous articles and book chapters on white nationalism, color-blind racial ideology, racial discourse, and whiteness as well as the co-edited (with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva) book White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (Routledge, 2003). He is Past-President of the Association for Humanist Sociology and Past-Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

Deborah Gabriel

As Founder and Director of Black British Academics, Deborah Gabriel’s work is centred on equity and social justice in higher education. Her research addresses the dynamics of race, gender and culture and the relationships between race, power, privilege, and inequality from a Black feminist standpoint. She served as co-editor of Inside the Ivory Tower (2017) with Shirley Anne Tate, and editor of Transforming the Ivory Tower (2020) on race and gender inequality in the academe

Jennifer A. Hamilton

Jennifer A. Hamilton is Visiting Professor of Sexuality, Women’s & Gender Studies at Amherst College, USA. She is the author of Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts (Routledge 2009) and is currently completing her second book, The Indian in the Freezer: The Genomic Quest for Indigeneity (University of Washington Press).

Mike Hill

Mike Hill is Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he served for seven years as Department Chair. Hill has published widely and teaches regularly eighteenth-century studies, materialist theory, contemporary US race relations, and more recently, the philosophy of war. His books are: The Other Adam Smith (Stanford: 2015) (co-authored with Warren Montag); After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority (NYU: 2004); Masses, Classes, and the Public Sphere (Verso: 2000) (contributing ed.); and Whiteness: A Critical Reader (NYU: 1997); (contrib. ed.). Volume one of Ecologies of War: The Human Terrain will appear in 2020 on the University of Minnesota Press. A second volume on war and climate change will follow. Hill is also working on a historical study of literary realism called The Computational Origins of the Novel.

Sally Hines

Sally Hines is a professor in the department of sociological studies at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Transforming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care (Routledge, 2007) and Is gender fluid? A primer for the 21st century (Thames and Hudson, 2018).

Matthew Hughey

Dr. Matthew W. Hughey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut (USA). He holds affiliate faculty positions at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa), the University of Barcelona (Spain), and the University of Cambridge (England). Professor Hughey’s research examines the forms and functions of race, media, organizations, science, and religion. He has received numerous awards and support from sources such as the American Sociological Association, Fulbright Commission, National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. The author of nine scholarly books and over eighty peer-reviewed articles, he is a frequent voice in international media and a recurrent expert witness for legal disputes over racial discrimination

Tobias Hübinette

Tobias Hübinette has a Ph.D. in Korean studies and is an associate professor in intercultural education and a senior lecturer in intercultural studies as well as in Swedish as a foreign language at the Department of language, literature and intercultural studies, Karlstad University, Sweden. He is conducting research within the field of Swedish critical race and whiteness studies and he is also engaged within the fields of critical adoption studies and Asian diaspora studies.

Suvi Keskinen

Suvi Keskinen is Professor in Ethnic Relations and leads The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki in Finland. Her research interests include post/decolonial feminism, critical race and whiteness studies, politics of belonging, nationalism, political activism and Nordic colonial/racial histories.

Beverly Lemire

Lemire is a professor in history and classics at University of Alberta, Canada. Her work focuses on the period from 1600 to 1850 during the advent of the early global era and the first industrial era. She works with changes in material life and cultural practice in this period.

Pauline Leonard

Leonard is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Work Futures Research centre and Co-Director of the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, U.K. She has longstanding research interests in diversity and work, particularly focussing on the role of whiteness as a route to enhanced job and career opportunities. She has published widely in this area including Expatriate Identities in Postcolonial Organizations ((2010, Ashgate); Migration, Space and Transnational Identities: The British in South Africa (with Conway, 2014, Palgrave); Destination China : Immigration to China in the Post-Reform Era: (Ed with Lehmann 2018 Palgrave China); British Migration: privilege, diversity and vulnerability (Ed with Walsh, 2019, Routledge). She is currently researching diversity and bias in the use of new digital technologies in work and professional contexts.

Kristín Loftsdóttir

Kristín Loftsdóttir is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland. Her most recent book is Crisis and Coloniality at Europe’s Margins: Creating Exotic Iceland (Routledge, 2019). She has conducted research in Iceland, Belgium, Niger and is currently engaged in a project in the Canary Islands.

Catrin Lundström

Catrin Lundström is Associate Professor of Sociology and Professor Designate in Ethnicity and Migration at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University and has been a visiting researcher at University of Arizona and UC, Santa Barbara. Her research fields include transnational migration, critical race and whiteness studies, ethnography, and gender studies.

Lisa Madura

Lisa Madura is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research spans social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, and critical phenomenology, and she is co-editor of the volume Refugees Now: Rethinking Boarders, Hospitality, and Citizenship.

Nick Malherbe

Nick Malherbe is a researcher at Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa and affiliated to the South African Medical Research Council Masculinity & Health Research Unit. His research interests include culture, politics, community psychology, and visual methods.

Adrijana Miladinovic

Adrijana Miladinovic has completed her M.A. in Sociology at the Graduate School of Human Relations, Keio University and is currently a Programming Co-director at YPFP Tokyo and an independent researcher focusing on race, Whiteness, and migration.

Katarina Mattsson

Katarina Mattsson holds a PhD in human geography and is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden. With her research on the intersections of Swedishness, whiteness and femininity, she has contributed to the emergence of the field of critical whiteness studies in Swedish academia. In her work on whiteness and tourism she has explored the consumption of otherness in ethnic tourism, through a case study of a Swedish group travel to South Africa. Her present research deals with transnational whiteness and the experience of being married into transnational families among Swedish born women.

Diana Mulinari

Diana Mulinari is a professor at the department of Gender Studies, University of Lund Sweden. She works at the cross roads between gendered identities and the field of the political. Among her publications: Keskinen, S. P. Stoltz and D. Mulinari (2020) Feminisms in the Nordic Region. Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique. Palgrave Macmillan. Tzimoula , D and D. Mulinari (2021) "Pain is hard to put on paper" Exploring the Silences of Migrant Scholars in Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality. Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism. Berg et al. (Eds) Macmillan. London.

Anders Neergaard

Anders Neergaard, sociologist at REMESO, Linköping university. Neergaard’s research focuses on power, inequality, resistance, solidarities and social movements, linked to racism and anti-racism, and class and gender. Recent co-written publications include "Why are care workers from the global south disadvantaged?" ERS (2020); "Crisis of Solidarity? Changing Welfare and Migration Regimes in Sweden". Critical Sociology (2019); "Theorising racism: exploring the Swedish racial regime". NJMR (2017); "Reimagineering the Nation: Crisis and Social Transformation in 21st Century Sweden (2017, Peter Lang).

Ruth Pearce

Ruth Pearce is an adjunct research associate in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds and the research coordinator for the Trans Learning Partnership. She is the author of Understanding trans health: Discourse, power and possibilities (Policy Press, 2018), and the co-editor of the collection TERF Wars: Feminism and the fight for transgender futures (Sage, 2020).

Carla A. Pfeffer

Carla Pfeffer is an associate professor in the department of sociology at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of Queering families: The postmodern partnerships of cisgender women and transgender men (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Kopano Ratele

Kopano Ratele a professor of psychology at the University of Stellenbosch and Head of the Stellenbosch Centre for Critical and Creative Thought. He has published extensively and his books include There Was This Goat: Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile (2009, co-authored with Antjie Krog and Nosisi Mpolweni), Liberating Masculinities (2016), Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race (2018, co-edited with Jeff Hearn, Tammy Shefer, and Floretta Boonzaier), and The World Looks Like This From Here: Thoughts on African Psychology (2019).

Damien W. Riggs

Damien W. Riggs is a professor in psychology at Flinders University and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He is the author of over 200 publications on gender, family, and mental health, including (with Shoshana Rosenberg, Heather Fraser, and Nik Taylor) Queer entanglements: Gender, sexuality and animal companionship (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

Elisabetta Ruspini

Elisabetta Ruspini is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the Universita’ di Milano-Bicocca, and is the author of A New Youth? (Routledge, 2016).

Yuna Sato

Yuna Sato is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the Graduate School of Human Relations, Sociology, Keio University and Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Raka Shome

Raka Shome is the Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova University. She works with postcolonial cultures, transnational feminism, and nationalism, and is particularly interested in how these intersect with media/communication cultures.

Shahnaaz Suffla

Shahnaaz Suffla is Associate Professor at the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa, and is affiliated to the South African Medical Research Council Masculinity and Health Research Unit. Shahnaaz’s research interests draw from the intersections of critical African, community and peace psychologies, and public health, and are located within liberatory philosophies and epistemologies. Her niche areas are conflict, violence and peace, decolonial psychologies, and participatory methodologies. Specifically, her research interests include a focus on health and peace promotion interventions in contexts of structural violence; participatory engagement as a site of activism, resistance, healing and social change; and Africa-centred approaches to research and scholarship on violence, peace and psychology.

Shannon Sullivan

Shannon Sullivan is Professor of Philosophy and Health Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA). She works in the intersections of American pragmatism/philosophy of the Americas, continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, and critical philosophy of race, especially critical whiteness studies. She is author or editor of ten books, including most recently The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression (2015), White Privilege (2019), and Thinking the US South: Contemporary Philosophy from Southern Perspectives (2021).

Shirley Anne Tate

Shirley Anne Tate is a Professor in the Sociology Department, University of Alberta, Canada and Honorary Professor, Chair in Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

Paul C. Taylor

Paul C. Taylor is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He received his undergraduate training at Morehouse College and his graduate training at the Kennedy School of Government and at Rutgers University. His research focuses primarily on aesthetics, social and political theory, American philosophy, race theory, and Africana philosophy. His books include On Obama and Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics, which received the 2017 monograph prize from the American Society for Aesthetics.

Benjamin Teitlebaum

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and International Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is author of Lions of the North (Oxford University Press, 2017) and international bestseller War for Eternity (HarperCollins, Penguin, and Unicamp, 2020). Teitelbaum’s writing has appeared in major European and American media outlets in addition to scholarly venues, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The Atlantic, and the BBC.

Sayaka Osanami Törngren

Sayaka Osanami Törngren is Associate Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations with a focus on race and racialization at Malmö University.

Francis White

Francis Ray White is a senior lecturer in social science at the University of Westminster. Their research, writing and teaching is in the area of gender studies, particularly around questions of queer, trans and fat embodiment.

Katharina Wiedlack

Katharina Wiedlack is a Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Vienna, working in the fields of queer and feminist theory, popular culture, post-socialist, decolonial, disability studies and transnational American studies. She is primary investigator for the arts-based research project "The Magic Closet and the Dream Machine: Post-Soviet Queerness, Archiving, and the Art of Resistance" (AR 567, 2020-2024), conducted in collaboration with Masha Godovannaya, Ruthia Jenrbekova and Tania Zabolotnaya, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

France Winddance Twine

France Winddance Twine is a Professor of Sociology, a visual artist and documentary filmmaker at University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author or editor of 11 books. Her areas of specialization include feminist studies, critical technology studies, comparative racial & ethnic studies and sociology of discrimination. In 2020, the American Sociological Association awarded her the Distinguished Career Award. She is the author of Geek Girls: Inequality and Opportunity in Silicon Valley (2022).

Matt Wray

Matt Wray is an associate professor of sociology at Temple University. Wray is the author of Not Quite White: White Trash and the Boundaries of Whiteness (Duke, 2006) and the editor of Cultural Sociology: An Introductory Reader (WW Norton 2013); The Making and Unmaking of Whiteness (Duke, 2001); Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life (New York University Press, 1998); and White Trash: Race and Class in America (Routledge, 1997).

Tania Zabolotnaya

Tania Zabolotnaya is an activist and a researcher. Coming from Novosibirsk, Russia, and currently living in Vienna, Austria, they are active in queer-feminist activism in both countries. Having a background in public relations and transcultural communications, they are currently studying interpreting at the University of Vienna. As a part of the arts-based research project "The Magic Closet and the Dream Machine", they focus on questions of in/visibility, queer ways of living and community building within the post-Soviet space.


Miloš Debnár

Miloš Debnár is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Studies, Ryukoku University in Kyoto. He obtained his Ph.D. in sociology from Kyoto University in 2014 and his research field includes migration, whiteness in the migration context, critical expatriate studies and international student mobility. He is the author of Migration, Whiteness, and Cosmopolitanism: Europeans in Japan and the chapter Privileged, Highly Skilled and Unproblematic? White Europeans in Japan as Migrants in Expatriation and Migration: Two Faces of the Same Coin.

Victor Ojakorotu

Prof Victor Ojakorotu, who currently Deputy Director, School of Government Studies, Mafikeng at North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa. His research interests are African Politics, Nigeria, Conflict and Peace, Environmental Politics and Security. He is widely published in internationally accredited academic journals on the vexing subject of the Niger Delta. Some of books he has published on the Niger Delta are Contending Issues in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Checkmating the Resurgence of Oil Violence in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and Anatomy of the Niger Delta Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Opportunities for Peace.