Immanuel Wallerstein's research while affiliated with Yale University and other places

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Q. Edward Wang’s unparalleled four-volume survey of historiography examines the nature and significance of history writing from ancient worlds to the present day. Taking a global approach, it presents and contextualizes classic works that portray the traditions of historical writing around the world. The collection also incorporates key essays and...
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Celso Furtado (1920-2004) era um republicano exemplar. É assim que o define o sociólogo Francisco de Oliveira neste Volume 2 da Trilogia Celso Furtado: a esperança militante. Trata-se de uma coletânea de quase duas dezenas de depoimentos de pessoas que trabalharam, estudaram e/ou acompanharam, de perto, a carreira intelectual e política do paraiban...
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Monthly Review and Monthly Review Press author and celebrated world-systems theorist Immanuel Wallerstein died on August 31, 2019. In his memory, we republish an article that first appeared in Monthly Review 55, no. 3 (July–August 2003).
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Die erfolgreiche Einführung in die Welt-System-Analyse von Immanuel Wallerstein liegt nun erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung vor. Immanuel Wallerstein liefert eine prägnante und leicht zugängliche Einführung in den umfangreichen Ansatz der Welt-System-Analyse, den er selbst vor über vierzig Jahren auf den Weg brachte, um die Geschichte und die Entw...
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This essay discusses the historical development of working class and resistance movements within the modern world-system. Departing from the French Revolution and the three modern ideologies – conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism – that emerged in its aftermath, the essay contextualizes social movements and political currents of the 19th and 20...
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Entrevista concedida por Immanuel Wallerstein, pesquisador do Depto de Sociologia da Universidade de Yale, EUA, ex-presidene da Associação Internacional de Sociologia.
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This book is a critical appraisal of the themes Göran Therborn has pursued up till now, and is introduced by Robin Blackburn, for almost twenty years his editor at New Left Review. In between Science, Class and Society (1976) and The Killing Fields of Inequality (2011) Göran has consistently challenged received wisdom in politics and the social sci...
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The coming into existence of the capitalist world-economy created new constraints on utilizingthe land for productive purposes. The single most important change is that it established asystematic legal basis for what is called title to the land. Title to the land is fundamentally apolitical question masked by a legal veneer. The amount of land that...
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The concept of evolution is ambiguous. Sometimes it only means those changes that have historically ocurred. In other cases it has a more teleological aspect, as in the claim that acorns evolve into oaks. In that meaning, the end result is the normal outcome of a pattern inscribed in the inner structure of the entity under discussion... I consider...
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Interview with Immanuel Wallerstein. Available also at: https://blogdaboitempo.com.br/2019/09/02/immanuel-wallerstein-trajetoria-intelectual-e-politica-margem-esquerda-entrevista/
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Este texto ha sido preparado para la conferencia de la UNESCO CERES, «Enfrentando las transformaciones sociales en el siglo XXI: Una conferencia sobre la desigualdad, el pluralismo y el medio ambiente», 29-30 de junio de 2006, Universidad de Utrecht. En efecto, luego de realizar un repaso a la crisis estructural de la economía-mundo capitalista en...
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Se examinan los retos de la universidad y el rol de los intelectuales en el siglo XXI; en este largo proceso, caótico, oscuro, ultraviolento, que marca la transición entre un sistema-mundo capitalista y otro aún desconocido
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Jusqu'à récemment, la plupart des analystes ont voulu, pour des raisons diverses, nier l'existence des classes sociales en Afrique. Ces analyses proviennent des erreurs d'appréciation à la fois de la réalité sociale d'Afrique contemporaine, de l'histoire véritable de l'Europe occidentale, et des concepts marxistes classiques de classe. Une classe e...
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Les anthropologues qui ont été les premiers occidentaux à étudier sérieusement les cultures africaines peuvent être vus comme missionnaires laïcs traduisant la culture de leur "tribu" à l'usage de l'Occident. Le changement politique de l'après IIe guerre mondiale affecta la légitimité de ces études et fut à l'origine de nouvelles directions de rech...
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Grace Lee Boggs, with Scott Kurashige, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), 256 pages, $20.95, paperback. The biggest internal debate absorbing the world left for at least the last seventy-five years has been whether identity is a left concept and therefore...
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Immanuel Wallerstein skriver om militærstyrets magt i Egypten.
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The existing modern world-system, which is a capitalist world-economy, is in a structural crisis, and there is no way for it to survive. To understand this, we must review (1) how the modern world-system has actually functioned, (2) why it can no longer function in that manner and is therefore in a systemic transition, (3) what happens in a systemi...
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Immanuel Wallerstein, who passes away in 2019 was internationally renowned sociologist and world-systems theorist. In the present conversation conducted by Almantas Samalavicius in 2013 Wallerstein commented on the global systemic shifts and suggested one of two possibilities: more hierarchy, exploitation and polarization; or a system that has neve...
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The crucial difference between Robinson’s view of the world today and mine has to do with what has been happening in the last 30–50 years. Robinson sees ‘globalization’ as a new stage in capitalism, in which financial institutions are the main mechanisms of capitalist accumulation. I see the same period as one in which capitalist structures have mo...
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O TEXTO ABORDA AS QUESTÕES FULCRAIS DA TEORIA DO SISTEMA MUNDO RELACIONANDO-AS COM A PRESENTE CRISE SISTÉMICA, QUE SUGERE PODER SER UMA CRISE TERMINAL. O ARTIGO CONSIDERA QUE QUAISQUER ALTERNATIVAS À PRESENTE SITUAÇÃO SE INSCREVEM NECESSARIAMENTE OU NO QUE CHAMA O “ESPÍRITO DE DAVOS”, APRESENTADO COMO UMA TENTATIVA PROVAVELMENTE INCONSEQUENTE DE RE...
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This chapter details how, in the 1970s, a major crisis marked the end of a phase of industrial capitalism. This world systems analysis is introduced in the context of the 1970s crisis, emphasizing the extent to which the dynamics of capitalism had to be understood through analysis of an international division of labor, recurrent crises and waves of...
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I have written repeatedly on the structural crisis in the world-system, most recently in New Left Review in 2010. So, I shall just summarize my position, without arguing it in detail. I shall state my position as a set of premises. Not everyone agrees with these premises, which are my picture of where we are at the present time. On the basis of thi...
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This volume is part of the ‘Worldviews, Science and Us’ series of proceedings and contains several contributions on the subject of interdisciplinary perspectives on worlds, cultures and societies. It represents the proceedings of several workshops and discussion panels organized by the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary studies within the fra...
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This volume is part of the “Worldviews, Science and Us” series of proceedings and contains several contributions on the subject of worlds, cultures and society. It represents the proceedings of several workshops and discussion panels organized by the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary studies within the framework of the “Research on the Const...
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BRUCE G. TRIGGER. Understanding Early Civilizations: A Comparative Study. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xiii, 757. $50.00 (US). Reviewed by Robert McC. Adams

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... Este proceso incesante y cíclico de búsqueda, conquista territorial, explotación, expropiación y fragmentación ecológica de las riquezas de la naturaleza no mercantilizada al servicio del abaratamiento de los costes y el avance de la productividad del trabajo es lo que se identifica con el concepto de "frontera de las mercancías", introducido por Jason Moore (2000;2003), se basa en la idea de que la naturaleza y la sociedad están mutuamente relacionadas y, más concretamente, en el concepto de "cadena productiva", que a su vez se refiere a una red de procesos de trabajo y producción cuyo resultado final es un producto acabado (Hopkins et al., 2021). ...
... Unfortunately, in the Circumpolar North, it is common that policies about communities are created elsewhere, without the consultation of northern residents. Arctic Indigenous communities are still studied, discussed, and planned for in colonial discourses that center domination, while casting rural, isolated, and Indigenous communities as deficient [108]. This colonial-centric dynamic in arctic countries exacerbates gaps in scientific and methodological foundations to examine and support Indigenous constructs of health in the Arctic. ...
... Attention has also been paid to why there is poverty and studies focusing on this question have generally noted that poverty is the result of complex, long-term (Acemoglu, 2003;Arrighi, 1994;Arrighi, 2001;North and Thomas, 1970;Wallerstein, 2015) and short-term conditions (Simler, 2010) which include the pace of economic growth (Arrighi, 2002), whether growth is pro-poor or not (). ...
... The world system approach (Wallerstein, 2011) provides a theoretical explanation of the rise of offshoring of industrial firms. Offshoring manufacturing activity to a less developed countries region provides access to cheaper labour markets. ...
... The world system approach was developed by Immanuel Wallerstein in the 1970s and 1980s. His three-volume work "The modern world-system" (Wallerstein,1974(Wallerstein, , 1980(Wallerstein, , 1989 and several essays (Wallerstein, , 1979a(Wallerstein, , 1979b(Wallerstein, , 1983(Wallerstein, , 2004, were the major contribution to the development of the theory. The other contributors to world-system theory are Samir Amin (Amin, 1970(Amin, , 1973, (Cardoso and Falleto, 1969), (Santos, 1970a(Santos, , 1970b (Rodney, 1974), and (Andre Gunder Frank, 1969Frank, , 1991. ...
... The theory of EUE builds on insights from dependency theory (Prebisch, 1962;Frank, 1966;Amin, 1972), world-systems analysis (Wallerstein, 2004(Wallerstein, , 2011, Marxist theory of unequal exchange (Emmanuel, 1972) and ecological economics (Odum, 1971;Bunker, 1985;Odum and Arding, 1991;Hornborg, 1998). Research on EUE distinguish between the culturally determined "values" of commodities and the physical factors of production (or, "low entropy") dissipated in their production (Hornborg, 1998). ...
... The continent only figured very briefly in the works of some leading dependency theorists such as André Gunder Frank or Immanuel Wallerstein, and was then only described as a slave-exporting continent, with virtually no attention given to domestic factors influencing development in Africa. 19 The slave trade, it was further argued in this literature, wreaked havoc on many African societies, and thereby 'served as the cutting edge of the peripheralization of Africa', as Wallerstein once put it. 20 The dependency theorist most concerned with the African continent was, without a doubt, Walter Rodney, author of the book How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. ...
... World-systems analysts argue that the USA is in hegemonic decline, making this an historical period in which semiperipheral competition is intense (Arrighi and Silver, 1999;Bornschier and Chase-Dunn, 1999;Wallerstein 2003). "The history of hegemonic successions shows that the slipping economic dominance of a hegemonic state weakens international order and opens the door to competition from other states" Sonnett, 2001: 1606). ...
... It was against this background that Raúl Prebisch (1949Prebisch ( , 1951, formulated his theory of the deterioration of the terms of exchange. Prebisch's work gave rise to systemic-structural thinking, whose modeling was later applied to the "world system" theories developed by Wallerstein (1975Wallerstein ( , 1984 and Arrighi (1985Arrighi ( , 1998, by sustaining his vision of political economy in construction. The semi-periphery had emerged as a result of the processes of modernization and industrialization, and had been joined by a group of countries from the 1930s onward, including several from Latin America, that is, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Chile. ...
... En segundo lugar, la filosofía es la doctrina regulatoria de los marcos globalizadores que deterioran al sujeto ontológico y a la physis (naturaleza), dando a entrever que los siempre fulminados por el fenómeno en custodia son los que siempre carecen de hegemonía y dinero. Por ende, la globalización en los sectores emergentes se ha identificado como la negatividad sustancial del «otro» que provoca la desnaturalización y la dominación de X sobre Y. Sin embargo, vista desde la perspectiva de los que ostentan y saben controlar el fenómeno en cuestión, representa indudablemente desarrollo, libertad y democracia, conceptos muy bien manejados desde más de cuatrocientos años en que inició el sistema-mundo capitalista (Wallerstein, 2004), siendo además, el término más debatido e impreciso en los tiempos contractuales. ...