1st Edition

Un-Mapping the Global South

Edited By Gero Bauer, Nicole Hirschfelder, Fernando Resende Copyright 2024
    306 Pages 11 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    306 Pages 11 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    306 Pages 11 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    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-)colonial dislocation and disidentification as both a starting point and linchpin for the subsequent exploration. It brings into conversation theories and interrogations of the "global south" with specific local studies, without presenting them as the romanticised "other" or as "non-western" narratives.

    As a bold initiation of future conversations on issues that both directly and indirectly affect ideas about the global south, the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of critical theory, literary and cultural studies, and global south studies.

    1 Introduction 1

    Gero Bauer, Nicole Hirschfelder, and Fernando Resende

    I  Regimes of Subjectivities and Power Relations: (Re)Presenting Space

    2 Alternative Cartographies of Mexico: Violence, Hope, and Future

    Armando Octavio Velázquez Soto

    3 Talking History: Ethnographic Interviews, Intersectional Identities, and Power Negotiations in Research Encounters

    Sinah Theres Kloß

    4 Class Divides and Poverty in the Postcolonial Graphic Novel: A Reading of Sarnath Banerjee’s The Harappa Files (2011) Kai Wiegandt

    5 (Dis)Orientation Matters: On the Man Who Walked a Spiral and Other Tales of Breaking With Colonial Mobility 79

    Katharina Luther

    II  Glocalising the South: Bodies and Territories

    6 The South as a Moving Ground: Images, Subjectivities, and a Black Sense of Space

    Fernando Resende and Tatiana Carvalho Costa

    7 Who May Speak on Whose Behalf: Queer Representation in India

    Gero Bauer

    8 Going Global?! – Black Lives Matter, the "Global South", and the Issue of "Worldmaking"

    Nicole Hirschfelder

    9 The Poetical and the Political: Walking Across Boundaries With the Kabir Project

    Mrunmayee Sathye

    10 Decolonising the Brazilian Musical Scene: Race, Gender, and Sexuality

    Tobias Arruda Queiroz

    III  Dystopian Spaces/Utopian Spaces: Inventing Futures

    11 Unmasking a Cryptic-South: The Spatial Emergence of the ‘Abhuman’

    Anthony Chukwudumebi Obute

    12 Performing Resilience: The Trope of the Theatre in Frank McGuinness’s Carthaginians and Derek Walcott’s A Branch of the Blue Nile

    Amina ElHalawani

    13 Homing Change: Soul City as Re-Filiation

    Ferdinand Nyberg

    14 The Invention of Joyful Black Territories: Body, Style, and Music in Contemporary "Black Parties" in Brazil

    Luciana Xavier de Oliveira

    15 They Yelled Me Aberration: Inexistentialism and Fugitivity

    Jota Mombaça

    16 Fabulations From the South: Speculating With Brazilian Black Cinema

    Kênia Freitas


    Gero Bauer teaches English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen and is the managing director of Tübingen’s Center for Gender and Diversity Research.

    Nicole Hirschfelder teaches and researches North-American literary and cultural studies at the University of Tübingen.

    Fernando Resende is Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator at the Department of Media and Cultural Studies and at the Graduate Program in Communication at Universidade Federal Fluminense and the coordinator of TRAVESSIA – Centre for Global South Studies and Researches. PQ/CNPq Grant Resarcher.