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

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

by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein


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ISBN-13: 9781565844575
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 93
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Immanuel Wallerstein is a senior research scholar in the department of sociology at Yale University and director emeritus of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University. He is also a resident researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. His many books include The Modern World-System and Historical Capitalism. The New Press has published After Liberalism, The Decline of American Power, and a collection of his works, The Essential Wallerstein. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and Paris, France.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The lessons of the 1980s1
I.Geopolitics: post-America
1North Atlanticism in decline19
2The Reagan non-revolution, or the limited choices of the US26
3Japan and the future trajectory of the world-system: lessons from history36
4European unity and its implications for the interstate system49
51968, revolution in the world-system65
6Marx, Marxism-Leninism, and socialist experiences in the modern world-system84
7The Brandt report98
8Typology of crises in the world-system104
9The capitalist world-economy: middle-run prospects123
II.Geoculture: the underside of geopolitics
10National and world identities and the interstate system (with Peter D. Phillips)139
11Culture as the ideological battleground of the modern world-system158
12The national and the universal: can there be such a thing as world culture?184
13What can one mean by Southern culture?200
14The modern world-system as a civilization215
15The renewed concern with civilization(s?)231

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