Journal of Global South Studies

Journal of Global South Studies is a scholarly and provocative periodical on the Global South problems and issues, and is the pioneering effort in Global South Studies.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall

A Message from the Editor
Of the roughly 7.5 billion people who now inhabit our planet, approximately 60 percent of them live in the countries of Asia. This vast continent is rich in history, cultures, resources, and wisdom. It is, moreover, an immense landscape of staggering...
An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World
Bassi, Ernesto. An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. The possibility of alternative histories beckon in this exploration of the world views of...
A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo
Hunt, Nancy Rose. A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. A Nervous State: Violence, Remedies, and Reverie in Colonial Congo revisits the history of the southern Equateur region...
Burundi: The Biography of a Small African Country
Watt, Nigel. Burundi: The Biography of a Small African Country. 2nd ed. London: Hurst, 2016. Nigel Watt's biography of Burundi remains the premier English-language text on Burundi's post-independence history. Having worked in Burundi from 1998 to...
Chavez, Alt Primera and Venezuela: The Politics of Music in Latin America
Marsh, Hazel. Hugo Chavez, Alt Primera and Venezuela: The Politics of Music in Latin America. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Hazel Marsh has written a thought-provoking and original analysis of how popular song and folk musicians can generate...
Comfort Woman: A Filipinas Story of Prostitution and Slavery under the Japanese Military
Henson, Maria Rosa. Comfort Woman: A Filipinas Story of Prostitution and Slavery under the Japanese Military. 2nd ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Little-field, 2017. During the Second World War, the Japanese military high command initiated a program...
Crossroads of Freedom: Slaves and Freed People in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1910
Fraga, Walter. Crossroads of Freedom: Slaves and Freed People in Bahia, Brazil, 1870-1910. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Recent historians have not only demonstrated the permeability of borders, but increasingly shed the artificial perimeters...
Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Era
Vargas, Zaragosa. Crucible of Struggle: A History of Mexican Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Era (2nd edition). New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. By the end of the twenty-first century, Latinos are expected to make up about half...
Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective
Hinton, Devon E. and Byron J. Good., eds. Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective is a collection of essays...
Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation
Chambers, Sarah C. Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. In this in-depth analysis of the relationship between families and politics in colonial Chile, Sarah C. Chambers argues that family...
Ideology, Global Strategy, and Development of the Islamic State and Its Influence on China's "One Belt, One Road" Initiative
The Islamic State is a Sunnite Islamic Jihad Salafist military organization. It originated from an Iraqi military branch loyal to al-Qaeda and has developed into a vital, regional military force in the area of Syria and Iraq since the outbreak of the...
Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures
Taylor, Daniel C. and Carl E. Taylor. Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures describes a method for...
Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home
Makhulu, Anne-Maria. Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Anne-Maria Makhulu examines an important issue about resistance and oppression by examining the question of housing...
Missionaries of Modernity: Advisory Missions and the Struggle for Hegemony in Afghanistan and Beyond
Giustozzi, Antonio and Artemy, Kalinovsky. Missionaries of Modernity: Advisory Missions and the Struggle for Hegemony in Afghanistan and Beyond. London: Hurst, 2016. Missionaries of Modernity: Advisory Missions and the Struggle for Hegemony in Afghanistan...
Northeast Thai-Lao Theravada Buddhism Peripheral, Central, or Varietal?
The Thai-Lao population of Northeast Thailand, twenty-two million in a national population of sixty-eight million, live a paradox. While they are the Kingdom's single, largest ethnic group, they are an unvoiced minority subjected to a documented history...
Otop Leaders in Chiang Mai Province of Thailand
The objectives of this study are to analyze the managerial potential of "One Tumbon, One Product" (OTOP) leaders based on the sufficiency economy philosophy, to study the managerial potential of OTOP leaders, and to suggest guidelines to enhance the...
Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City
Goldstein, Daniel M. Owners of the Sidewalk: Security and Survival in the Informal City. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Daniel Goldsteins ethnography, Owners of the Sidewalk, examines security and economic survival in Cochabamba, Bolivia's...
Profits, Power, and Legitimacy: The Zheng Maritime Empire in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia
Hang, Xing. Profits, Power, and Legitimacy: The Zheng Maritime Empire in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia. Washington, DC: American Historical Association, 2016. This slim volume is the sixth in the series "Regions and Regionalisms in the...
Punk and Revolution: 7 More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality
Greene, Shane. Punk and Revolution: 7 More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Shane Greene, an associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University, engages in a dialectic with Jose Carlos Mariategui's...
The Birth of the Kan Imam San on the Recent Establishment of a New Islamic Congregation in Cambodia
The Cambodian state is unique in Southeast Asia, due to its official recognition of two distinct Islamic religious communities, whose separate existence is entirely unrelated to the Sunni-Shia divide characterizing Muslim sectarian relations in many...
The Making of Culture in Contemporary Indian Environmental Movements
This paper is about the making of culture, its problematic relation with national and global discourses on development, but more than anything else, the shifting nature of what we call culture and the place of development in it. It offers a critique...
Two Countries: Capitalism, Revolution, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870
Tutino, John, ed. Two Countries: Capitalism, Revolution, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. John Tutino brings together a diverse set of scholars to examine how four nations impacted by slavery and four...
We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom
Eller, Anne. We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. The history of Hispaniola is one marred by slavery, colonization, Euro-American competing interests, wars,...
Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali
Goodlander, Jennifer. Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2016. This ethnographic work addresses women performing as dalang (puppeteers) in Balinese wayang kulit (shadow play)...
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