Global South/s Reading List

Unsettle your assumptions about what the concept of the ‘Global South/s’ means! From the politics of the ‘Third World’ to subversive practice, see our curation of works situating the contested concept, not least from the global histories of anti-imperial struggles, in world politics, and as a praxis of knowledge generation. This reading list is obviously non-exhaustive. So, do let us know about other resources that you think should be on our reading list (we are still learning ourselves)!

  1. ‘The Global South and World Dis/order’ by Walter D. Mignolo in the Journal of Anthropological Research (2011)
  2. ‘Behind and beyond Bandung: historical and forward-looking reflections on south-south cooperation’, by N’Dri Therese Assie-Lumumba in Bandung: Journal of the Global South (2015)
  3. ‘The challenges facing the global south: perspectives from the Philippines’, by Charmaine G. Misalucha in Bandung: Journal of the Global South (2015)
  4. ‘Many Worlds, Many Theories?’, a special issue in Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (2016)
  5. ‘The Global South as Subversive Practice’ special issue in The Global South journal (2017)
  6. ‘Global South’ by Anne Garland Mahler in Oxford Bibliographies (2017)
  7. ‘Global South: what does it mean and why use the term’ by Marlea Clarke in Global South Political Commentaries (2018)
  8. ‘In Search of the Global East: Thinking between North and South’, by Martin Müller in Geopolitics (2018)
  9. ‘The Long Revolution of the Global South: Toward a New Anti-Imperialist International’ by Samir Amin (2019)
  10. ‘From the Third World to the Global South’ by Alina Sayed in E-International Relations (2020)
  11. ‘The term “Global South” always makes me a bit uncomfortable’ Twitter thread by @margoncalv

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