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A World-Systems Reader: New Perspectives on Gender, by Thomas D. Hall (ed.)

By Thomas D. Hall (ed.)

This booklet brings jointly the most influential new examine from the world-systems point of view. The authors survey and research new and rising issues from quite a lot of disciplinary views, from political technological know-how to archaeology. each one analytical essay is written in obtainable language in order that the quantity serves as a lucid creation either to the culture of world-systems concept and the hot debates which are sparking additional learn at the present time.

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The Colonizer’s Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History. New York: Guilford. Boli, John, and George M. Thomas. 1997. ” American Sociological Review 62:2(April):171–190. Boswell, Terry, ed. 1989a. Revolutions in the World-System. : Greenwood. ———. 1989b. ” American Sociological Review 54:2(April):180–196. Boswell, Terry, and Christopher Chase-Dunn. 1999. The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism: The Decline of State Socialism and the Future of the World-System. : Reinner.

This is the current situation in literary studies in which “anything goes” and “all truth is relative”—at least that is how my colleagues in literature describe it to me. This is not to say that some of the criticisms, especially those directed at exposing ethnocentric, or core-centric, biases in theorizing, choice of research topics, and modes of analysis are without merit. In that vein, world-systems theory also has been criticized for being overly economistic and for being Eurocentric (or core-centric), state-centrist, and for paying too little attention to states, culture, and gender.

The rise of Europe in the long sixteenth century. The prefix pre- is intended to convey a notion not of inevitability but of chronology. 6 We discuss this in Chapter 6 of Rise and Demise. We have since elaborated this account (see Chase-Dunn and Hall 1997b). 7 As this volume reached completion, Bentley’s new world history text (Bentley and Ziegler 2000) appeared in print. This is an excellent entry point into world history for the novice. REFERENCES Abu-Lughod, Janet. 1989. D. 1250–1350. New York: Oxford University Press.

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