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Transdisciplinary Souths


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How might we theorize, think, articulate and critically/creatively inhabit the multiple and overlapping Souths of today’s world? How do we enable these Souths to speak to each other, question each other, in ways that complement and expand the work upon which they are already embarked with each other? It is becoming increasingly clear that in order to better understand and contribute to the multiple processes and ways of becoming-Souths, a radically transdisciplinary approach to the study and analysis of, critical interventions in, and dialogues within and between Souths needs to be implemented. Intersectional thinking at the crossroads of race and ethnicity, class and labour, gender and corporeality, not to mention climate change and ecological destruction, demands a combination of perspectives and methodologies to deal adequately with complex planetary dilemmas. This series offers a hospitable forum for innovative intellectual inquiry that seeks to break out of extant disciplinary frameworks so as to address new questions emerging from contemporary Souths. Facilitating cross-border exchanges and polyglot negotiations between the most disparate fields of intellectual and scientific inquiry, thereby resisting the disciplining effect of enclave-thinking, the series aims to contribute to the transformation of knowledge production and associated practices across multiple Souths.

 

Series editors:

Russell West-Pavlov (Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Molly Brown (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Guadalupe Valencia García (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico)

Philip Mead (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Dilip Menon (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Sudesh Mishra (University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji)

Sunita Reddy (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Fernando Resende (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Jing Zhao (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China)

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The Order of Destruction Monoculture in Colonial Caribbean Literature, c. 1640-1800

The Order of Destruction: Monoculture in Colonial Caribbean Literature, c. 1640-1800

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Heinrich Wilke
June 19, 2024

This book studies sugarcane monoculture, the dominant form of cultivation in the colonial Caribbean, in the later 1600s and 1700s up to the Haitian Revolution. Researching travel literature, plantation manuals, Georgic poetry, letters, and political proclamations, this book interprets texts by ...

Proximity as Method Concepts for Coexistence in the Global Past and Present

Proximity as Method: Concepts for Coexistence in the Global Past and Present

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Riccarda Flemmer, Bani Gill, Jacky Kosgei
June 07, 2024

This book examines proximity as a benchmarked concept that can be deployed across a range of humanities disciplines to rethink the ways in which existences in the world are always already coexistences – and to parse the heuristic, ethical, epistemological, praxeological consequences of this ...

The Routledge Handbook for Global South Studies on Subjectivities

The Routledge Handbook for Global South Studies on Subjectivities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Sebastian Thies, Susanne Goumegou, Georgina Cebey
May 09, 2024

The Routledge Handbook for Global South Studies on Subjectivities provides a series of exemplary studies conjoining perspectives from Asian, African, and Latin American Studies on subjectivity in the Global South as a central category of social and cultural analysis. The contestation of the ...

Staging Revolutions and the Many Faces of Modernism Performing Politics in Irish and Egyptian Theatre

Staging Revolutions and the Many Faces of Modernism: Performing Politics in Irish and Egyptian Theatre

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Amina ElHalawani
April 25, 2024

The book explores how theatre, with its performative capacity, has the power to engage with and affect the politics of its day. It sets the stage for the reader to discover the revolutionary traditions of Egyptian and Irish theatre, very distinct in their histories and cultures, and understand ...

Un-Mapping the Global South

Un-Mapping the Global South

1st Edition

Edited By Gero Bauer, Nicole Hirschfelder, Fernando Resende
March 19, 2024

This book offers new approaches and insights into the ongoing and topical discussions on the concepts and definitions of the global south. Instead of adding to the debates about how to properly define the "global south" as such, it aims at emphasising concrete experiences and accounts of (post-)...

Claiming the City in South African Literature

Claiming the City in South African Literature

1st Edition

By Meg Samuelson
September 25, 2023

This book demonstrates the insights that literature brings to transdisciplinary urban studies, and particularly to the study of cities of the South. Starting from the claim staked by mining capital in the late nineteenth century and its production of extractive and segregated cities, it surveys ...

Changing Theory Concepts from the Global South

Changing Theory: Concepts from the Global South

1st Edition

Edited By Dilip M Menon
May 03, 2022

This book is an original, systematic, and radical attempt at decolonizing critical theory. Drawing on linguistic concepts from 16 languages from Asia, Africa, the Arab world, and South America, the essays in the volume explore the entailments of words while discussing their conceptual implications ...

East and South Mapping Other Europes

East and South: Mapping Other Europes

1st Edition

By Lucy Gasser
July 16, 2021

What is "Europe" in academic discourse?While Europe tends to be used as shorthand, often interchangeable with the "West", neither the "West" nor "Europe" are homogeneous spaces. Though postcolonial studies have long been debunking Eurocentrism in its multiple guises, there is still work to do in ...

Hospitalities Transitions and Transgressions, North and South

Hospitalities: Transitions and Transgressions, North and South

1st Edition

Edited By Merle A. Williams
December 24, 2020

This collection of imaginative essays traces notions of hospitality across a sequence of theoretical permutations, not only as an urgent challenge for our conflicted present, but also as foundational for ethics and resonant within the play of language. The plural form of the title highlights the ...

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