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

part I|39 pages

Theories and histories

chapter 2|10 pages

Beyond Marxism versus cultural studies

Critical theories of racism and political action from migrant workers to Black Lives Matter

chapter 3|14 pages

Conceptualising cities and migrant ethnicity

The lessons of Chinese London 1

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

chapter 5|11 pages

Race and racisms

Why and how to compare?

part III|48 pages

Racism and the state

chapter 8|11 pages

The racial state

chapter 9|11 pages

Blackness everywhere

How the state maintains and manifests racialized power

part IV|46 pages

Racist movements and ideologies

chapter 13|18 pages

The language of walls

Inclusion, exclusion, and the racialization of space

part V|49 pages


chapter 15|12 pages

Anti-racism as method

chapter 16|11 pages

Contemporary anti-racism

A review of effective practice

chapter 17|14 pages

Anti-racism and everyday life

part VI|59 pages

Racism and nationalism

chapter 19|15 pages

Nationalism and racism

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

chapter 20|15 pages

Distinctions, dilemmas, and dangers

Sociological approaches to race and nationalism

part VII|65 pages

Intersections of race and gender

chapter 23|14 pages

Intersections of race and gender

chapter 24|15 pages

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

Clickbaiting diversity in today’s university 1

chapter 25|12 pages

Racial discrimination in the name of women’s rights

On contemporary racism in Sweden

chapter 26|12 pages

Gendered racializations

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

chapter 27|10 pages

Racial states – gendered nations

On biopower, race, and sex

part VIII|21 pages

Racism, culture and religion

chapter 28|9 pages

Modernity, race and religion

chapter 29|10 pages

Religious otherness

Defining boundaries of contemporary racism

part IX|28 pages

Methods of studying contemporary racisms

chapter 31|11 pages

Researching racisms, researching multiculture

Challenges and changes to research methods

part X|39 pages

The end of racism?