3 thoughts on “*Thesis Five: The Moral and Political Imperative of South-South Dialogues

  1. But what of the fact that imperialism and the power imbalance has not always just been a matter of the binary of the North oppressing the South? Would it not be preferable for a dialogue to occur between, for example, Indians and Irish, though Ireland is supposedly in the “Global North”, as two colonized peoples, than for a dialogue to occur between India and Japan, which, though in Asia, is itself a colonizing power whose record in China and Korea was as brutal as that of any European colonizer? Additionally, what to make of colonized populations in the Global North itself such as Native Americans or African Americans? Where do they fit in these South-South dialogues? And what of women, who, I must say, have been equally oppressed and marginalized by all these cultures?

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    • Hi Shristi,
      I am in agreement with you that there is, to put it this way, a North within the Global South and there is the Global South within the North. Indeed, conceptions of the Global South have largely ignored those, such as the Native Americans and African Americans in the US, or Aboriginal populations in Australia, who constitute colonized populations in these countries. My own work in recent years has gravitated towards African American history and the links with the Global South. The “theses” are just that, propositions that can be fleshed out in various ways, as you are evidently doing.

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