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The Global South Atlantic

Kerry Bystrom and Joseph R. Slaughter


Despite the rise in transatlantic, oceanic, hemispheric, and regional studies that followed postcolonial and Third World studies in pursuing new frameworks and methods for examining South-South connections, the South Atlantic has not yet emerged as a “site” that captures the general imagination or the scholarly attention it deserves—particularly in literature and cultural studies. The Global South Atlantic traces literary exchanges, socio-historical linkages, networks of communication and exchange, and overlapping investments (financial, political, social, cultural, and libidinal) among Africa ... More

Keywords: Africa, Caribbean, comparative literature, Global South, Latin America, Oceanic studies, South Atlantic, South-South, Transatlantic, World Systems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823277872
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kerry Bystrom, editor
Bard College

Joseph R. Slaughter, editor
Columbia University

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Front Matter

Introduction The Sea of International Politics

Joseph R. Slaughter and Kerry Bystrom

Part I South Atlantic Imperial Geographies

A World Girded

Jaime Hanneken

Scheherazade in Chains

Jason Frydman

Southern by Degrees

Isabel Hofmeyr

Part II South Atlantic Cold War Modernities

Beyond the Color Curtain

Anne Garland Mahler

Islands in Distress

Oscar Hemer

Marvelous Autocrats

Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra

Part III Global South Atlantic Futures

Carioca Orientalism

Waïl S. Hassan