Utopistics: Or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-First Century

Utopistics: Or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-First Century

by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565844572

ISBN-13: 9781565844575

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: New Press, The

The twentieth century has witnessed both the triumphs and failures of the dreams that have informed the modern world. In Utopistics, Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the global order that nourished those dreams is on the brink of disintegration. Pointing to the globalization of commerce, the changing nature of work and the family, the failures of traditional

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The twentieth century has witnessed both the triumphs and failures of the dreams that have informed the modern world. In Utopistics, Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the global order that nourished those dreams is on the brink of disintegration. Pointing to the globalization of commerce, the changing nature of work and the family, the failures of traditional liberal ideology, and the danger of profound environmental crises, the founder of world-systems analysis argues that the nation-state system no longer works. The next twenty-five to fifty years will see the final breakdown of that system, and a time of great conflicts and disorder. It will also be a period in which individual and collective action will have a greater impact on the future than has been possible for 500 years. Utopistics distills Wallerstein’s hugely influential work on the modern world-system in an accessible way. This fascinating and provocative look into our collective political destiny poses urgent questions for anyone concerned with social change in the next millennium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565844575
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
93
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Members of the Commission
IThe Historical Construction of the Social Sciences, from the Eighteenth Century to 19451
IIDebates Within the Social Sciences, 1945 to the Present33
IIIWhat Kind of Social Science Shall We Now Build?70
IVConclusion: Restructuring the Social Sciences94

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