Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-Century Paradigms / Edition 2

Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-Century Paradigms / Edition 2

by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566398983

ISBN-13: 9781566398985

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Temple University Press

Written between 1982 and 1989, the essays in this volume offer Wallerstein's perspective on the events of the period, and the background to his interpretation of the momentous events of 1989.  See more details below

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Written between 1982 and 1989, the essays in this volume offer Wallerstein's perspective on the events of the period, and the background to his interpretation of the momentous events of 1989.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566398985
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Why Unthink?1
IThe Social Sciences: From Genesis to Bifurcation5
1The French Revolution as a World-Historical Event7
2Crises: The World-Economy, the Movements, and the Ideologies23
IIThe Concept of Development39
3The Industrial Revolution: Cui Bono?41
4Economic Theories and Historical Disparities of Development51
5Societal Development, or Development of the World-System?64
6The Myrdal Legacy: Racism and Underdevelopment as Dilemmas80
7Development: Lodestar or Illusion?104
IIIConcepts of Time and Space125
8A Comment on Epistemology: What is Africa?127
9Does India Exist?130
10The Inventions of TimeSpace Realities: Towards an Understanding of our Historical Systems135
IVRevisiting Marx149
11Marx and Underdevelopment151
12Marxisms as Utopias: Evolving Ideologies170
VRevisiting Braudel185
13Fernand Braudel, Historian, "homme de la conjoncture"187
14Capitalism: The Enemy of the Market?202
15Braudel on Capitalism, or Everything Upside Down207
16Beyond Annales?218
VIWorld-Systems Analysis as Unthinking227
17Historical Systems as Complex Systems229
18Call for a Debate about the Paradigm237
19A Theory of Economic History in Place of Economic Theory?257
20World-Systems Analysis: The Second Phase266
References273
Index280

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