The Comaroffs have long been at the forefront of the study of the 'global south,' and they have produced another field-defining book. In their latest, they lay out a striking argument, boldly reconceptualizing global relations to suggest the ways in which the south is now 'remaking' the north. They write for all readers interested in globalism and the direction our world is taking. – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University
"Jean and John Comaroff put the case in the strongest possible terms, and do so with flair, eloquence and brilliance: that Africa and the global south more broadly are in the vanguard of world history, generative of global futures and theory to match. This is a book that will be read and debated with vigor and profit."
– Charles Piot, Duke University
In this remarkable new book, the Comaroffs develop a series of provocative new arguments that turn much conventional thinking about the spatial and temporal ordering of “the global” upside down. It is a major intervention that will lead to significant and productive debate across a host of intellectual sites and academic disciplines.
– James Ferguson, Stanford University
Publication Date: June 2014
Authors: Jean Comaroff; John Comaroff