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. 35, No. 1, Spring

A Message from the Editor
In the pages of this issue of the Journal of Global South Studies, readers will find engaging essays on South-South relations and case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. As usual, I am heavily indebted to the very...
Becoming Minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce Minorities in Europe and India
Tripathy, Jyotirmaya, and Sudarsan Padmanabhan, eds. Becoming Minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce Minorities in Europe and India. London: Sage Publications, 2014. Becoming Minority: How Discourses And Policies Produce Minorities in Europe...
Consolidating the Past and Risking the Future: Colombia's Developmental Trajectory and the Prospects for a Lasting Peace in the Wake of the Havana Accord
INTRODUCTION: SOBERING NEWS FROM A COUNTRY RAVAGED BY WAR In a late-night announcement on November 12th, 2016, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos declared, "We have reached a new final accord to end the armed conflict that integrates changes...
Cuba and Angola: The War for Freedom
Villegas, Harry. Cuba and Angola: The War for Freedom. Atlanta, GA: Pathfinder Press, 2017. In recent years there has been an outpouring of scholarship on the role Cuba has played in revolutionary struggles in Africa. Pioneering work by scholars...
Debating the Legitimacy of Human Sacrifice in Modern Hinduism and Biblical Tradition
The practice of burying a widow upon the death of her husband (or more typically the burning of a widow on the pyre of her deceased spouse), known as sati, is an important topic of inquiry for the study of contemporary religiosity, premodern rites,...
Decolonizing Dialectics
Ciccariello-Maher, George. Decolonizing Dialectics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. In Decolonizing Dialectics, political theorist George Ciccariello-Maher sets out to decolonize "the" dialectic in order to position dialectics as a framework...
Decolonizing Nigeria, 1945-1960: Politics, Power, and Personalities
Falola, Toyin, and Bola Dauda. Decolonizing Nigeria, 1945-1960: Politics, Power, and Personalities. Austin, TX: Pan-African University Press, 2017. In recent years, the published historiography on Nigeria has increased rapidly, focusing on topics...
Degrees of Mixture, Degrees of Freedom: Genomics, Multiculturalism, and Race in Latin America
Wade, Peter. Degrees of Mixture, Degrees of Freedom: Genomics, Multiculturalism, and Race in Latin America. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. Peter Wade brings together case studies in genomics and multiculturalism in Brazil, Colombia, and...
Exiled Pilgrims: Memoirs of Pre-Cultural Revolution Zhiqing
Deng, Peng, ed. Exiled Pilgrims: Memoirs of Pre-Cultural Revolution Zhiqing. Boston, MA: Brill, 2015. This book is a collection of thirty-two gripping personal accounts by a group of zhiqing (educated youth who were sent down) that detail their...
Exporting Revolution: Cuba's Global Solidarity
Randall, Margaret. Exporting Revolution: Cuba's Global Solidarity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. Margaret Randall's latest book seeks to complicate our understanding of Cuba's efforts at "exporting revolution" around the world. Randall...
Foreword
In order to provide an international structure for the humane and scientific study of peoples, problems, and issues in the worlds developing countries, with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life, the late Dr. Harold Isaacs, professor emeritus...
Forging Military Identity in Culturally Pluralistic Societies: Quasi Ethnicity
Zirker, Daniel G., ed. Forging Military Identity in Culturally Pluralistic Societies: Quasi Ethnicity. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. Daniel G. Zirker's edited volume is an essential resource for students of relations between the state and civil...
How Journalists Shaped American Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Japan's Military Seizure of Korea
Metraux, Daniel A. How Journalists Shaped American Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Japan's Military Seizure of Korea. Lewiston, NY: Edward Mellen Press, 2017. It is often said that history is written by the winners. In Daniel Metraux's How Journalists...
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN NIGERIA'S NIGER DELTA DURING CIVILIAN RULE: A Focus ON THE FOURTH REPUBLIC
INTRODUCTION In almost every region of the world, governments violate the basic human rights of their citizens through the use of torture and by stifling freedom of speech, assembly, and religion, among other things. (1) The situation is no different...
Livestock and Livelihoods in Urban Niger
INTRODUCTION The African continent is in the midst of significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, and sociopolitical transitions. Urbanization is an underlying component of this change: in 2011, fifty-two African cities exceeded...
Multilateral Development Banks as Conduits for South-South Cooperation
INTRODUCTION As emerging markets continue to assert themselves in the international financial system, there are increasing possibilities for South-South Cooperation (SSC) in the area of development finance. Countries such as China and Brazil, themselves...
Religion and the Making of Nigeria
Vaughan, Olufemi. Religion and the Making of Nigeria. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Olufemi Vaughans Religion and the Making of Nigeria examines the entangled histories of Islam and Christianity in Nigeria and how these world religions...
Rosa of the Wild Grass: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family
MacIntosh, Fiona. Rosa of the Wild Grass: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family. Shropshire, UK: Practical Action Publishing, 2016. There is yin and yang in historical writing. Official histories are usually written by the victors, while grassroots histories...
South-South Cooperation in the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body
INTRODUCTION Since the 1990s, the simultaneous rise of a few large Global South states and formal and informal international organizations has created the opportunity space to pursue South-South Cooperation (SSC) agenda goals for trade in a rule-based...
The Art of Life in South Africa
Magaziner, Daniel. The Art of Life in South Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2016. Sooryamoorthy, R. Sociology in South Africa: Colonial, Apartheid, and Democratic Forms. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Sooryamoorthy, R. Transforming...
The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine
Raheb, Mitri, and Suzanne Watts Henderson. The Cross in Contexts: Suffering And Redemption in Palestine. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. The impetus for this book came from an incident when a church leader told Suzanne Watts Henderson, a religious...
THE DICTATOR AND THE MAFIA: How RAFAEL TRUJILLO PARTNERED WITH US CRIMINALS TO EXTEND HIS POWER
INTRODUCTION US criminals have targeted the Caribbean since the mid-nineteenth century. As US investors plowed money into the region to develop sugar cane and fruit plantations, US organized crime interests followed closely behind. In Guatemala...
The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa
Katangole, Emmanuel. The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Emmanuel Katangole reiterates the popular view that the increasing number of books on reconciliation is indicative of the...
Transnational Representations: The State of Taiwan Film in the 1960s and 1970s
Wicks, James. Transnational Representations: The State of Taiwan Film in the 1960s and 1970s. Pokfulam: Hong Kong University Press, 2014. How should the Mandarin films produced in Taiwan in the 1960s and 1970s be read? Transnational Representations...
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