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Transdisciplinary Souths

About the Series

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)

4 Series Titles

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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 ...

Claiming the City in South African Literature

Claiming the City in South African Literature

1st Edition

By Meg Samuelson
August 23, 2021

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 ...

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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