Uncertain Worlds: World-Systems Analysis in Changing Times

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Uncertain Worlds is a definitive presentation of the evolution of world-systems analysis from the point of view of its founder, Immanuel 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 ...

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Overview

Uncertain Worlds is a definitive presentation of the evolution of world-systems analysis from the point of view of its founder, Immanuel 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594519796
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2013
  • Series: Great Barrington Books
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,234,625
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Immanuel Wallerstein has been a Senior Research Scholar at Yale University since 2000, having taught previously at many distinguished universities. Among his many books, he is the author of the magisterial 4-volume work, The Modern World System. Volume IV is recently published.

Charles Lemert is Senior Fellow in the Center for Comparative Research, Yale University, and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, University of South Australia, Adelaide. He is the author of numerous books including Uncertain Worlds, with Immanuel Wallerstein and Carlos Rojas, and Thinking the Unthinkable.

Carlos Aguirre Rojas, Researcher at the Institute for Social Research, the Mexican Autonomous University, is the author of influential books in Spanish and in English.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Immanuel Wallerstein and the Critical “World-Systems Analysis” Perspective
Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas
1 The World-Systems Analysis Perspective: An Interview with Immanuel Wallerstein
Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas
2 A Discussion of the Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis and Its Uncertainties
Immanuel Wallerstein and Charles Lemert
3 Wallerstein and the Uncertain Worlds
Charles Lemert
4 The Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis; or, How to Resist Becoming a Theory
Immanuel Wallerstein
Index
About the Authors

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