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Immanuel Wallerstein is a Senior Research Scholar at Yale University and Director of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University. Among his many books are The Modern World-System (three volumes); The End of the World as We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-first Century; Utopistics: Or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-first Century; and Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-Century Paradigms. He is the recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award and is a former president of the International Sociological Association.
Wallerstein is an important read for World History. Groundbreaking theoretical work.Published 29 days ago by Karl Krotke
A good intro to world systems analysis in a brief space.Published 3 months ago by Donald F. Donahue
World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction is a very well written, deliciously logical presentation of the theory by its leading authority and as such is a must have/must read to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mario de Vivo
Good introduction to the theory by the originator. Not a long book.Published 15 months ago by John Fowler
This book is a solid introduction to Wallerstein's version of "World-Systems Analysis" which is a way of approaching political-economy that inherits quite a bit of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by C. D. Varn
This summary is brief but effective. I try to turn all my friends onto World System Analysis, because it puts economics in social context, which makes more sense for our world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rebecca
Immanuel Wallerstein is certainly one of the most revolutionary and influential social sciences thinkers alive today, so when he writes a very accessible and informative... Read morePublished on October 15, 2010 by M. A. Krul
I am a skeptic of WSA, and this book did not persuade me to join the religion. Sorry, but I just don't get it.Published on March 3, 2010 by Scholasticus