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.

chapter |12 pages

General introduction

ByJohn Solomos

part I|39 pages

Theories and histories

chapter 1|13 pages

Systemic racism and the white racial frame

BySean Elias, Joe R. Feagin

chapter 2|10 pages

Beyond Marxism versus cultural studies

Critical theories of racism and political action from migrant workers to Black Lives Matter
ByZacharias Zoubir, Karim Murji

chapter 3|14 pages

Conceptualising cities and migrant ethnicity

The lessons of Chinese London 1
ByLaura Henneke, Caroline Knowles

part II|44 pages

Contemporary racisms in global perspective

chapter 4|12 pages

Whitening citizenship

Race, ethnicity, and documentation status as brightened boundaries of exclusion in the U.S. and Europe
ByTiffany Joseph

chapter 5|11 pages

Race and racisms

Why and how to compare?
ByGraziella Moraes Silva

chapter 6|11 pages

Latin American racisms in global perspective

ByPeter Wade

chapter 7|8 pages

Hostility to refugees and asylum seekers

ByTony Kushner

part III|48 pages

Racism and the state

chapter 8|11 pages

The racial state

ByCharles W. Mills

chapter 9|11 pages

Blackness everywhere

How the state maintains and manifests racialized power
ByMarcus Anthony Hunter

chapter 10|12 pages

Cui bono? Linking political and racial orders

ByDavid Cook-Martín

chapter 11|12 pages

“Re-whitening” non-white spaces through colorblind narratives

ByCharles A. Gallagher

part IV|46 pages

Racist movements and ideologies

chapter 12|13 pages

Racist movements, the far right and mainstreaming

ByAurelien Mondon, Aaron Winter

chapter 13|18 pages

The language of walls

Inclusion, exclusion, and the racialization of space
ByRuth Wodak

part V|49 pages


chapter 15|12 pages

Anti-racism as method

ByManuela Bojadžijev

chapter 16|11 pages

Contemporary anti-racism

A review of effective practice
ByJehonathan Ben, David Kelly, Yin Paradies

chapter 17|14 pages

Anti-racism and everyday life

ByKristine Aquino

chapter 18|10 pages

Formulating a theory in anti-racism activism

ByRashawn Ray, Genesis Fuentes

part VI|59 pages

Racism and nationalism

chapter 19|15 pages

Nationalism and racism

The racial politics of non-belonging, bordering and disposable humanities
BySivamohan Valluvan

chapter 20|15 pages

Distinctions, dilemmas, and dangers

Sociological approaches to race and nationalism
ByMatthew W. Hughey, Michael L. Rosino

chapter 21|11 pages

Nationalism, postcolonial criticism and the state

ByCharles Leddy-Owen

chapter 22|16 pages

Racism, nationalism and the politics of resentment in contemporary England

ByJames Rhodes, Natalie-Anne Hall

part VII|65 pages

Intersections of race and gender

chapter 23|14 pages

Intersections of race and gender

ByUmut Erel

chapter 24|15 pages

We’ve joined the table but we’re still on the menu

Clickbaiting diversity in today’s university 1
BySirma Bilge

chapter 25|12 pages

Racial discrimination in the name of women’s rights

On contemporary racism in Sweden
ByMinoo Alinia

chapter 26|12 pages

Gendered racializations

Producing subordinate immigrant subjects, discrimination, and oppressive feminist and queer politics
ByAnna Korteweg

chapter 27|10 pages

Racial states – gendered nations

On biopower, race, and sex
BySarah Bracke, Luis Manuel, Hernández Aguilar

part VIII|21 pages

Racism, culture and religion

chapter 28|9 pages

Modernity, race and religion

ByNasar Meer

chapter 29|10 pages

Religious otherness

Defining boundaries of contemporary racism
ByRiva Kastoryano

part IX|28 pages

Methods of studying contemporary racisms

chapter 30|15 pages

Same difference? Researching racism and immigration

ByYasmin Gunaratnam, Hannah Jones

chapter 31|11 pages

Researching racisms, researching multiculture

Challenges and changes to research methods
BySarah Neal

part X|39 pages

The end of racism?

chapter 32|11 pages

Metamorphoses of racism, anti-semitism and anti-racism today

ByMichel Wieviorka

chapter 33|12 pages

The beginning and the end of racism – and something in-between

ByKevin Durrheim

chapter 34|14 pages

Humiliation, dehumanization and the quest for dignity

Researching beyond racism
ByPhilomena Essed