Racialized Citizenship in Superdiverse Europe

May 11, 2020

The open access journal Social Sciences calls for papers for its special issue Racialized Citizenship in Superdiverse Europe. The guest editors are CPS researcher Abel Beremenyi and Zenia Hellgren from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

This volume enquires into how racialization affects the lives of people affected by it in myriad ways. It provides multilevel perspectives on different forms of exclusion, but also inclusion, of immigrants and racialized minorities in European societies. Taking the racialization of non-white immigrants and ethnic minorities as its vantage point, it identifies two specific purposes:

  1. To unveil the multiple ways in which racialization operates to hamper the opportunities and sense of identification with society among immigrants and other minorities; and
  2. To explore some strategies and approaches in order to cope with negative patterns, promoting inclusion and belonging.

The contributors are all scholars who conduct their work at the forefront of contemporary research on race, racialization and the exclusion and inclusion of immigrants and ethnic minorities in European societies. 

More specifically, we would like to invite scholars within this field to submit their abstracts addressing one of the following three sub-topics:

  • Theoretical approaches on race, racialization and intersectionality (with specific emphasis on the intersections between race and class, and race and gender, or all three of them) in Europe today. These contributions could include empirical studies, but the emphasis should lie on theorizing around key concepts such as race, racialization, citizenship, inclusion and exclusion.
  • Discrimination, exclusion, and coping strategies for inclusion and belonging. Here, we specifically welcome empirically grounded papers that explore different forms of race-related discrimination and exclusion, as well as ways to overcome racialized exclusion and construct more inclusive social environments. Contributions could come from, for instance, sociology, anthropology, human geography or urban studies. We imagine that the emphasis of this section will be on papers that incorporate empirical work/case studies, but also more theoretically centered papers are welcome for submission.
  • Research based policy evaluation. This final book session will embrace the merits and challenges of different anti-racist policies and programmes. Here, we expect contributions assessing theoretical and discursive frameworks, implementation processes, outputs and outcomes of policies/programmes of different scope, focusing on a wide range of target populations in European societies. 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

More information is available on the journals' website.