Indiana University Press to Launch The Global South in February 2007Indiana University Press (IUP) has announced it will launch The Global South in February 2007. Edited by Alfred J. López, Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, The Global South will be published twice a year, in winter and summer, in an electronic format on INscribe, the Press's electronic publishing platform, with a print compilation available at the end of each volume.
The Global South will concentrate on the literatures and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval and have suffered the brunt of the greatest challenges facing the world under globalization: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.
The journal will feature original contributions focusing on oppositional subaltern cultures ranging from Africa, Central and Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and even those "Souths" within a larger perceived North, such as the US South and Mediterranean Europe. It will emphasize immigrants, women of color, and other vulnerable minorities.
Volume one will include contributions from Eva Cherniavsky on "The Romance of the Subaltern in the Twilight of Citizenship"; Deborah Cohn on "US Southern and Latin American Studies: Postcolonial and Inter-American Approaches"; Gaurav Desai on "The Scholar and the State"; Arif Dirlik on "The Global South: Predicament and Promise"; Dorothy Figueira on "The 'Global South: Yet another Attempt to Engage the Other"; George Handley on "Down Under: New World Literatures and Ecocriticism"; Kenneth Harrow on "Shibboleths: The Production of Culture"; John C. Hawley on "Heading South"; Mike Hill on "Our Leviathan, Ourselves: Global South as Tropical City on a Hill?"; and Rosemary Jolly on "Northern Displacements"; Masao Miyoshi on "The University, the Universe, the World, and 'Globalization'"; among others.
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