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The Capitalist World-Economy : Studies in Modern Capitalism - Immanuel Wallerstein

The Capitalist World-Economy

Studies in Modern Capitalism

Paperback Published: 14th May 1979
ISBN: 9780521293587
Number Of Pages: 320

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In The Capitalist World-Economy Immanuel Wallerstein focuses on the two central conflicts of capitalism, bourgeois versus proletarian and core versus periphery, in an attempt to describe both the cyclical rhythms and the secular transformations of capitalism, conceived as a singular world-system. The essays include discussions of the relationship of class and ethnonational consciousness, clarification of the meaning of transition from feudalism to capitalism, the utility of the concept of the semi peripheral state, and the relationship of socialist states to the capitalist world-economy. This book is the first in a three volume collection of Wallerstein's essays. The Politics of World-Economy (1984) elaborates on the role of states, the antisystemic movements and the civilizational project. Geopolitics and Geoculture (1991) analyses both the events leading up to the collapse of the Iron Curtain, and the subsequent process of perestroika in the light of Wallerstein's own interpretations, and the ways in which the renewed concern with culture is a product of the changing world-system.

'The thesis is argued vigorously and with considerable sophistication and will help sharpen perceptions of an important dimension of the structure of world economic relationships which informs much of the demand for a new international economic order.' International Affairs 'The Capitalist World-Economy deserves to be read carefully, critically, and intelligently.' Journal of Economic Issues

Some reflections on history, the social sciences, and politics
Acknowledgments
The Inequalities of Core and Periphery
The rise and future demise of the world capitalist system: concepts for comparative analysis
Three paths of national development in sixteenth-century Europe
The present state of the debate on world inequality
Dependence in an interdependent world: the limited possibilities of transformation within the capitalist world-economy
Semiperipheral countries and the contemporary world crisis
The rural economy in modern world society
Modernization: requiescat in pace
From feudalism to capitalism: transition or transitions?
A world-system perspective on the social sciences
The Inequalities of Class, Race and Ethnicity
Social conflict in post-independence Black Africa: the concepts of race and status group reconsidered
The two modes of ethnic consciousness: Soviet Central Asia in transition
Class and class conflict in contemporary Africa
American slavery and the capitalist world-economy
Class formation in the capitalist world-economy
Political Strategies
Old problems and new syntheses: the relation of revolutionary ideas and practices
Fanon and the revolutionary class
An historical perspective on the emergence of the new international order: economic, political, cultural aspects Concluding essay
Class conflict in the capitalist world-economy
Index
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ISBN: 9780521293587
ISBN-10: 0521293588
Series: Studies in Modern Capitalism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th May 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.5

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