Migration and new racism beyond colour and the “West”: co-ethnicity, intersectionality and postcoloniality

Sylvia Ang, Elaine Lynn Ee Ho, Brenda S.A. Yeoh

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Studies of racism against migrants have recently attempted to move away from the presumed dichotomy between whites and “Others”, yet the focus is still on white people racialising others: whether Black, Asian or Muslim. Attending only to white versus Others homogenizes select groups of non-whites including Asians. Racialization and racism by Asians and among Asians have also been ignored. Consequently, there is a dearth of studies on issues of race in non-white settings. Through engaging the themes of co-ethnicity, intersectionality and postcoloniality, this special issue contributes to extant studies in three ways through 1) examining new geographical sites of racialization and racism; 2) illuminating racialization and racism beyond the white/Other binary; and 3) introducing new dynamics in racialization and racist discourses, including intersectional factors such as nationality, class, gender, language, religion, temporal framings and postcoloniality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-594
Number of pages10
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Asia
  • co-ethnicity
  • intersectionality
  • postcoloniality
  • Racialization
  • racism

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