The Geographies of Developing Areas
The Global South in a Changing World
AUTHOR: Williams, Paula and Williams, Glyn
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This significant new textbook questions traditional conceptions of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to provide a new understanding of the Global South, highlighting the rich diversity of regions that are usually only viewed in terms of their problems . Providing a positive but critical approach to a number of key issues affecting these important areas, the book:
- examines the ways in which the Global South is represented, and the values at play
- explores how the South is shaping, and being shaped by, global economic, political and cultural processes
- looks at peoples lives and identities
- assesses the possibilities and limitations of different development strategies.
A timely assessment of the way global processes are perceived from the Global South, the book is illustrated with over sixty colour photographs. It includes a full glossary of key terms, case studies from fieldwork conducted across a range of communities and nations, and introductions to the wider literature in this field.
This is a wonderful new textbook for all students interested in Human Geography and Development Studies."
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/17/2009
CATEGORY: Business & Economics, Political Science, Social Science