1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies

    466 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 collection 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 emotions, technologies, consumption, institutions, crisis, identities and on the margin, 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.

    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


    Rikke Andreassen is Professor of Media and Culture in the Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University, Denmark. She is the author of Human Exhibitions: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Ethnic Displays and Mediated Kinship: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Donor Families.

    Catrin Lundström is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden. She is the author of White Migrations: Gender, Whiteness and Privilege in Transnational Migration.

    Suvi Keskinen is Professor of Ethnic Relations at the University of Helsinki. She is the author of Mobilising the Racialised ‘Others’: Postethnic Activism, Neoliberalisation and Racial Politics, and the co-editor of Complying with Colonialism: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Nordic Region and Undoing Homogeneity in the Nordic Region: Migration, Difference and the Politics of Solidarity.

    Shirley Anne Tate is Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Feminism and Intersectionality at the University of Alberta, Canada and Honorary Professor, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. She is the author of From Post-Intersectionality to Black Decolonial Feminism: Black Skin Affections; Decolonizing Sambo:Transculturation, Fungibility and Black and People of Colour Futurity; The Governmentality of Black Beauty Shame: Discourse, Iconicity and Resistance; Black Women’s Bodies and the Nation: Race, Gender and Culture; and Skin Bleaching in Black Atlantic Zones: Shade Shifters.