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Uncertain Worlds : World-systems Analysis in Changing Times - Immanuel Wallerstein

Uncertain Worlds

World-systems Analysis in Changing Times

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2012
ISBN: 9781594519789
Number Of Pages: 235

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Uncertain Worlds is the definitive presentation of the evolution of world-systems analysis from the point of view of its founder, Immanuel Wallerstein. Few theorists have offered a more systematic theory of what has become known as 'globalisation' than Wallerstein. The book includes a one-of-kind interview with Wallerstein by Carlos Rojas, a conversation between Wallerstein and Lemert about the history of the field as it has come down to the present time, a long essay by Lemert on the uncertainties of the modern world-system, as well as a preface by Rojas and a concluding essay by Wallerstein. No other book lends such biographical, historical, and personal nuance to the biography of world-systems analysis and, thus, to the history of our times. The will be a key reference book for students of global politics, economics and international relations.

Introduction: Immanuel Wallerstein and the Critical
"World-Systems Analysis" Perspectivep. vii
Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas
A General Map of the World-Systems Analysis Perspectivep. ix
The Historical-Critical Axis on the Global History of Capitalismp. xiii
The Axis of the Critical Analysis of the Historical Long Twentieth Centuryp. xviii
The Double Axis of the Analysis of Immediate History and the Prospective Scenarios of Present-Day Capitalismp. xxiv
The Epistemological-Critical Axis and the Social Sciencesp. xxx
The World-Systems Analysis Perspective: An Interview with Immanuel Wallersteinp. 1
Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas Biographical-Intellectual Sketchp. 1
Discussing the History of the Capitalist World-Systemp. 37
Twentieth-Century History, Immediate History, and the Future of the Capitalist World-Systemp. 76
Toward the Reorganization of the Current Social Sciencesp. 88
A Discussion of the Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis and Its Uncertaintiesp. 101
Immanuel Wallerstein and Charles Lemert
Wallerstein and the Uncertain Worlds Charles Lemertp. 151
Historical Method and Dramap. 154
The Modernizing World: Tragic Flat Line or Farcical Inequalities?p. 163
Liberal Time versus Global TimeSpacep. 169
Wallerstein's Theory of TimeSpacep. 173
The Lessons of Complexity Studies for the Modern World-Systemp. 181
Uncertain Worldsp. 185
The Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis; or, How to Resist Becoming a Theoryp. 195
Immanuel Wallerstein
Indexp. 219
About the Authorsp. 235
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ISBN: 9781594519789
ISBN-10: 1594519781
Series: Great Barrington Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 1st August 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5

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