Representing the South
The focus of this book is on the peoples and places of the Global South. As we outlined in the previous chapter, there is nothing natural about this particular categorization; it is one of many different ways of viewing the world. However, grouping Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia together and representing them as the ‘Third World’, ‘Developing Areas’ or ‘Global South’ has been and continues to be a common practice. This Chapter examines the ways in which the ‘South’ has been imagined or represented, and what the implications are for such practices.