Journal of World Philosophies 4 (2):22-39 (2019)

This article reconstructs the genealogy of the figure of the “global south” from the 1970s to current uses in policy, academic, and political discourses in several countries, to point out its limitations and its unintended ideological consequences. It discusses its connections with similar earlier figures like Antonio Gramsci’s “southern question” and the “third world,” establishing continuities and differences. After tracing the uses of the “global south” in several disciplinary fields, it contrasts them, through specific examples, with the way in which scholars in Latin American Studies have analyzed the history of capitalist globalization and the social and political responses to it more effectively.
Keywords Latin America  Latin American Studies  global south  globalization  history  third world
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