The Journal of Global South Studies is a probing scholarly journal that examines development problems and issues as well as pioneering efforts in the developing world. It is an interdisciplinary journal that explores current and historic issues facing the Global South region of the world, including economic, political, social, military, and international relationships.
Vol. 38 No. 1 (2021): Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo
Dear Readers: I am pleased to present to you this special issue, entitled, Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo. The issue is the...
“Brazil . . . it’s the country of the future, and it always will be!” The exact provenance of this old joke is unclear. Typically, it is...
Introduction to the special issue, Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo.
Between 1907 and 1914, approximately one hundred cinemas opened their doors in São Paulo. Many cinema producers—the men who financed, managed,...
In the 1920s and early 1930s, Brazil’s urbanists and intellectuals recognized fundamental tensions between world-making by modernist artists and...
This article explores two parallel histories: the construction of Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo’s symbol of post–WWII modernity, and the...
Although the city of São Paulo has the largest number of Black people in Brazil, it is not commonly associated with Blackness or Black...
Between the 1950s and 1970s, as the São Paulo population inflated from a little over two million to more than eight million, residents and...
Who Gets to Make a Living in a Cultural Capital?
Music Workers, Musical Urbanity, and São Paulo’s City of Music Legislation
This article addresses the interconnectedness of economic livelihoods for music workers and state funding for the arts in São Paulo, Brazil—a...
Focusing on queer protest cultures in downtown São Paulo, this article investigates how urban spaces function as a “national stage” for the...
In August 2017, the mayor of São Paulo, João Doria, mediated an arbitration between billionaire TV presenter Silvio Santos and legendary theater...
Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa
Edited by Kenneth Amaeshi, Adun Okupe, and Uwafiokun Idemudia
Amaeshi, Kenneth, Adun Okupe, and Uwafiokun Idemudia, eds. Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa. Cambridge, UK:...
Water Brings No Harm: Management Knowledge and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro
By Matthew V. Bender
Bender, Matthew V. Water Brings No Harm: Management Knowledge and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro. Athens: Ohio...
Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora
Edited by Judith Casselberry and Elizabeth A. Pritchard
Casselberry, Judith, and Elizabeth A. Pritchard, eds. Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora....
Fredericks, Rosalind. Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructure of Labor in Dakar, Senegal. Durham, NC: Duke University Press,...
Thomas, Lynn M. Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020.
Alarcón, Cristian. Dance for Me When I Die. Translated by Nick Caistor and
Marcela López Levy. Durham, NC: Duke University Press,...
Bilé, Serge. Black Man on the Titanic: The Story of Joseph Laroche. Coral Gables,
FL: Mango Publishing Group, 20
The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Edited by Laurent Dubois, Kaiama L. Glover, Nadève Ménard, Millery Polyné, and Chantalle F. Verna
Dubois, Laurent, Kaiama L. Glover, Nadève Ménard, Millery Polyné, and Chantalle F. Verna, eds. The Haiti Reader: History, Culture,...
A Revolution in Fragments: Traversing Scales of Justice, Ideology, and Practice in Bolivia
By Mark A. Goodale
Goodale, Mark A Revolution in Fragments: Traversing Scales of Justice, Ideology, and Practice in Bolivia. Durham, NC: Duke University...
Grisaffi, Thomas. Coca Yes, Cocaine No: How Bolivia’s Coca Growers Reshaped
Democracy. Durham, NC: Duke University...
Hinojosa, Servando Z. Maya Bonesetters: Manual Healers in a Changing Guatemala. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2020.
Lemon, Robert. The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food is Transforming the
American City. Champaign: University of Illinois...
Schiller, Naomi. Channeling the State: Community Media and Popular Politics in Venezuela. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.
Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune
By Joshua Elsenman
Eisenman, Joshua. Red China’s Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the...
Thai, Philip. China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965. New York: Columbia...
The Lost Decade (2008–2018): How India’s Growth Story Devolved into Growth without a Story
By Puja Mehra
Mehra, Puja. The Lost Decade (2008–2018): How India’s Growth Story Devolved into Growth without a Story. New Delhi: Penguin Random...