Civilizations and World Systems: Studying World-Historical Change / Edition 1

Civilizations and World Systems: Studying World-Historical Change / Edition 1

by Stephen K. Sanderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761991050

ISBN-13: 9780761991052

Pub. Date: 11/07/1995

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The grand historical and social theorizing of early in this century—works that conjure up names like Marx, Spengler, Toynbee, and Sorokin—has been out of favor for many years. Only recently have two new schools of research, comparative civilizational studies and world systems analysis, emerged to examine societies in the broadest possible terms. These two

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The grand historical and social theorizing of early in this century—works that conjure up names like Marx, Spengler, Toynbee, and Sorokin—has been out of favor for many years. Only recently have two new schools of research, comparative civilizational studies and world systems analysis, emerged to examine societies in the broadest possible terms. These two intellectual movements have run on parallel tracks, seldom engaging in each other's work—until now! Sanderson invites the leading figures in these two groups—including Wallerstein, MacNeill, Frank, Wilkinson, Chase-Dunn, and Robertson—to compare and contrast their assumptions and conclusions about broad-scale social and historical change. A mixture of newly commissioned work and recently published articles, this book is unmatched as a useful introduction to current thinking about global historical change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761991052
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
11/07/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 I. CIVILIZATIONAL APPROACHES chapter 3 S. Sanderson, Introduction chapter 4 M. Melko, The Nature of Civilizations chapter 5 D. Wilkinson, Central Civilization chapter 6 W. Eckhardt, A Dialectical Evolutionary Theory of Civilizations, Empires, and Wars chapter 7 II. WORLD SYSTEMS APPROACHES chapter 8 S. Sanderson, T. Hall, Introduction chapter 9 C. Chase-Dunn, T. Hall, Cross-World-System Comparisons chapter 10 B. Gills, Capital and Power in the Processes of World History chapter 11 A. G. Frank, The Modern World System Revisited chapter 12 A. Bergesen, Let's be Frank about World History chapter 13 A. Bosworth, World Cities and World Economic Cycles chapter 14 III. CIVILIZATIONISTS AND WORLD-SYSTEM THEORISTS: DIALOGUE AND INTERPLAY chapter 15 S. Sanderson, T. Hall, Introduction chapter 16 I. Wallerstein, Hold the Tiller Firm chapter 17 D. Wilkinson, Civilizations are World Systems! chapter 18 S. Sanderson, Expanding World Commercialization chapter 19 V. Roudometof, R. Robertson, Globalization, World-System Theory and the Comparative Study of Civilizations chapter 20 IV. EPILOGUE chapter 21 S. Sanderson, Introduction chapter 22 W. McNeill, The Rise of the West after Twenty-five Years chapter 23 Index

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