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Uncertainties Of Knowledge : Politics History & Social Chan - Immanuel Wallerstein

Uncertainties Of Knowledge

Politics History & Social Chan

Paperback Published: 26th March 2004
ISBN: 9781592132430
Number Of Pages: 224

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In The Uncertainties of Knowledge, Immanuel Wallerstein extends his work over the last decade of elucidating the crisis of knowledge in current intellectual thought. Arguing that the current disciplinary divisions of academia - divisions produced by a previous crisis of knowledge - has left us trapped in a paradigm that assumes knowledge is a certainty that can help us explain the social world, Wallerstein offers us a new way of imagining the social sciences, one which allows for uncertainties and for methods of studying our world and its historical place.

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"Immanuel Wallerstein is both a redoubtable world historian and visionary prophet. Such a combination is unusual...[and] makes him a commanding figure, whose rhetorical address, radical ideas, and remarkable erudition challenge ordinary, established patterns of professional discourse." --William H. McNeill, Diplomatic History "Wallerstein draws on his historical erudition and formidable theoretical powers to cast light on the ongoing transformation of our society. Even more impressive, he dares to think about the future." --Frances Fox Piven "Wallerstein is always readable, often persuasive, and occasionally profound." --Michael Mann, The British Journal of Sociology

Introduction: The Uncertainties of Timep. 1
The Structures of Knowledge
For Science, Against Scientism: The Dilemmas of Contemporary Knowledge Productionp. 7
Social Sciences in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 16
The End of Certainties in the Social Sciencesp. 34
Braudel and Interscience: A Preacher to Empty Pews?p. 59
Time and Duration: The Unexcluded Middle, or Reflections on Braudel and Prigoginep. 71
The Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis, or How to Resist Becoming a Theoryp. 83
Dilemmas of the Disciplines
History in Search of Sciencep. 111
Writing Historyp. 126
Global Culture(s): Salvation, Menace, or Myth?p. 142
From Sociology to Historical Social Science: Prospects and Obstaclesp. 151
Anthropology, Sociology, and Other Dubious Disciplinesp. 166
Acknowledgmentsp. 191
Notesp. 193
Referencesp. 199
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9781592132430
ISBN-10: 159213243X
Series: Politics History & Social Chan
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th March 2004
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.25

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