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Module Reading List

Global migration, `race? and media, 2021/22, Semester 2
Sara Tafakori
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Introduction/the historical development of ‘race’ and race science 

Fredrickson, G. (2002) Racism: A Short History    

-Introduction (1-13)

-Chapter 2 (The Rise of Modern Racism(s): White Supremacy and Antisemitism in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (p. 49-96) 

Week 2: Problematising Whiteness

Nayak, A., 2007. Critical whiteness studies. Sociology Compass1(2), pp.737-755   

Maghbouleh, N., 2020. The limits of Whiteness. Stanford University Press.    


Bernstein, R., 2011. Racial innocence. New York University Press.     


Week 3: Race and Representation 

Hooks, B., 1992. Selling hot pussy. Black Looks: Race and Representation, pp.61-78.     

David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, , Greta A. Niu, ‘Technologizing Orientalism’ in Techno-Orientalism : Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media, edited by David S. Roh, et al., Rutgers University Press, 2015. 

 Week 4: Emotions, Race, and Difference 

Bilgic, A. (2018) Migrant encounters with neo-colonial masculinity: producing European sovereignty through emotions. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 20, 4, 542-562.     

Ahmed, S. (2014). Chapter 2: The Organisation of Hate. In The Cultural Politics of Emotion.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 42-61.     

Week 5: Global Racism

Dutta MJ, Shome, R. (2018) Mobilities, Communication and Asia.  International Journal of Communication 12     

Chen Y. (2016) From Uncle Kurban to Brother Alim: the politics of Uyghur representations in Chinese state media.  In A Hayes and M Clarke, eds., Inside Xinjiang: space, place and power in China’s Muslim Far Northwest, 100-121.  London and New York: Routledge.     


Khoja-Moolji, S. (2017) The Making of Humans and their Others in and through Transnational Human Rights Advocacy.  Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society42 (2) 377-402.     

Ahsan, S. (2019) The revoking of Shamima Begum’s citizenship sets a worrying precedent for the children of immigrants, Media Diversified.  Published online, February 20, 2019  Available Online here  

Week 7: Borders Part II: Digital Refugees and Migrant Connectivity 

Leurs, K., & Smets, K. (2018). Five Questions for Digital Migration Studies: Learning From Digital Connectivity and Forced Migration In(to) Europe. Social Media + Society     

Alinejad, D. (2019) ‘Careful Co-presence: The Transnational Mediation of Emotional Intimacy’, Social Media + Society. doi: 10.1177/2056305119854222    

Week 8: Homonationalism 

Puar, J.K., & Rai, A. (2002). Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terrorism and the Production of Docile Patriots. Social Text  20(3), 117-148.    

Shakhsari, S. (2014). Killing me softly with your rights: Queer death and the politics of rightful killing.  In Haritaworn, J., Kuntsman, Posocco, S. (eds.) Queer necropolitics.  New York and London: Routledge, 93-111.     

Week 9: Networked Populism and Far Right Discourses

Ekman, M. (2018). Anti-refugee mobilization in social media: The case of Soldiers of Odin. Social Media + Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/2056305118764431     

Doerr, N. (2021) The Visual Politics of the Alternative for Germany (AfD): AntiIslam, Ethno-Nationalism, and Gendered Images. Social Sciences, special issue on the Global Rise of the Far Right (eds. Kristy Campion and Scott Poynting)     

Week 10: Food, Diaspora, and 'Home'

Siu, L., 2013. 11. Twenty-First-Century Food Trucks. In Eating Asian America (pp. 229-244). New York University Press.    

Mannur, A., 2013. EAT, DWELL, ORIENT: Food networks and Asian/American cooking communities. Cultural studies27(4), pp.585-610.     

Rhys-Taylor, A., 2013. The essences of multiculture: A sensory exploration of an inner-city street market. Identities20(4), pp.393-406.     

Klein, S., 2020. The Fruits of Empire: Art, Food, and the Politics of Race in the Age of American Expansion (Vol. 73). University of California Press.      

This list was last updated on 20/01/2022