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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566398992
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: Why Unthink? 1
I The Social Sciences: From Genesis to Bifurcation 5
1 The French Revolution as a World-Historical Event 7
2 Crises: The World-Economy, the Movements, and the Ideologies 23
II The Concept of Development 39
3 The Industrial Revolution: Cui Bono? 41
4 Economic Theories and Historical Disparities of Development 51
5 Societal Development, or Development of the World-System? 64
6 The Myrdal Legacy: Racism and Underdevelopment as Dilemmas 80
7 Development: Lodestar or Illusion? 104
III Concepts of Time and Space 125
8 A Comment on Epistemology: What is Africa? 127
9 Does India Exist? 130
10 The Inventions of TimeSpace Realities: Towards an Understanding of our Historical Systems 135
IV Revisiting Marx 149
11 Marx and Underdevelopment 151
12 Marxisms as Utopias: Evolving Ideologies 170
V Revisiting Braudel 185
13 Fernand Braudel, Historian, "homme de la conjoncture" 187
14 Capitalism: The Enemy of the Market? 202
15 Braudel on Capitalism, or Everything Upside Down 207
16 Beyond Annales? 218
VI World-Systems Analysis as Unthinking 227
17 Historical Systems as Complex Systems 229
18 Call for a Debate about the Paradigm 237
19 A Theory of Economic History in Place of Economic Theory? 257
20 World-Systems Analysis: The Second Phase 266
References 273
Index 280
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