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The Essential Wallerstein : New Press Essential - Immanuel Wallerstein

The Essential Wallerstein

New Press Essential

Paperback Published: 28th May 2000
ISBN: 9781565845930
Number Of Pages: 494

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Key essays from the "prolific, provocative, 'big-picture theorist'" (Booklist) and originator of world-systems analysis. Immanuel Wallerstein is one of the most innovative social scientists of his generation. Past president of the International Sociological Association, he has had a major influence on the development of social thought throughout the world, and his books are translated into every major language. The Essential Wallerstein brings together for the first time the full range of his scholarship.This comprehensive collection of essays offers a unique overview of this seminal thinker's work, showing the development of his thought: from his groundbreaking research on contemporary African politics and social change, to his study of the modern world-system, to his current essays on the new structures of knowledge emerging from the crisis of the capitalist world-economy. His singular focus on the way in which change in one part of the globe affects the whole is all the more relevant as the world grows increasingly interdependent. The Essential Wallersteinis an ideal introduction to the extensive body of work from a thinker who helped introduce globally sensitive thinking to the field of social science.This is the first in a series of Readers bringing together the key works of major figures in the social sciences.

Prefacep. xi
Permissionsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
En Route to World-Systems Analysis
Ethnicity and National Integration in West Africap. 3
Fanon and the Revolutionary Classp. 14
Radical Intellectuals in a Liberal Societyp. 33
Africa in a Capitalist Worldp. 39
World-Systems Analysis and Social Science
The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysisp. 71
Modernization: Requiescat in Pacep. 106
Societal Development, or Development of the World-System?p. 112
World-Systems Analysisp. 129
Hold the Tiller Firm: On Method and the Unit of Analysisp. 149
Time and Duration: The Unexcluded Middle, or Reflections on Braudel and Prigoginep. 160
What Are We Bounding, and Whom, When We Bound Social Research?p. 170
Social Science and the Quest for a Just Societyp. 185
Institutions of the Capitalist World-Economy
Long Waves as Capitalist Processp. 207
(With Terence K. Hopkins) Commodity Chains in the World-Economy Prior to 1800p. 221
(With Joan Smith) Households as an Institution of the World-Economyp. 234
The Three Instances of Hegemony in the History of the Capitalist World-Economyp. 253
Culture as the Ideological Battleground of the Modern World-Systemp. 264
Cleavages in the World-System: Race, Nation, Class, Ethnicity, Gender
The Construction of Peoplehood: Racism, Nationalism, Ethnicityp. 293
Does India Exist?p. 310
Class Formation in the Capitalist World-Economyp. 315
The Bourgeois(ie) as Concept and Realityp. 324
The Ideological Tensions of Capitalism: Universalism Versus Racism and Sexismp. 344
Resistance, Hope, and Deception
1968, Revolution in the World-System: Theses and Queriesp. 355
Social Science and the Communist Interlude, or Interpretations of Contemporary Historyp. 374
America and the World: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrowp. 387
The Agonies of Liberalism: What Hope Progress?p. 416
Peace, Stability, and Legitimacy: 1990-2025/2050p. 435
The End of What Modernity?p. 454
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ISBN: 9781565845930
ISBN-10: 1565845935
Series: New Press Essential
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 28th May 2000
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1

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