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Immanuel Wallerstein

(1930 –) Historical sociologist known primarily for his pioneering work on world-systems theory—the historical study of the emergence of global relations of economic and ...

Wallerstein, Immanuel

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The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

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2010
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..., Immanuel ( 1930 –) Immanuel Wallerstein was born in New York on 28 September 1930 , the son of Lazar and Sally Wallerstein . He attended Columbia University, where he took his BA in 1951 ; after service in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 , he returned to Columbia and took his MA in 1954 , and his Ph.D. in 1959 . He was assistant professor at Columbia from 1949 to 1963 , and associate professor of sociology from 1963 to 1971 . He then moved to McGill University in Montreal, where he was professor of sociology from 1971 to 1976 . In the...

Wallerstein, Immanuel

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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..., Immanuel ( 1930– ) Historical sociologist known primarily for his pioneering work on world-systems theory —the historical study of the emergence of global relations of economic and political power. World-systems theory grew out of Wallersteint's early work on African development, which he came to see as inextricable from a larger international economic and political order. Methodologically, it was shaped by the great interdisciplinary syntheses of the Annales school historians, especially Fernand Braudel . Wallerstein investigated the origins and...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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2013
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..., Immanuel ( 1930 – ) A US sociologist and founder of the world-systems approach . After appointments at Columbia University in New York and McGill University in Montreal, he spent most of his career at the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilization at Binghamton University in Vestal, New York. World-systems analysis has influenced geographical thinking in political geography, world city networks , and global commodity chains . His best-known work is the Modern World-System ( 1974–2011 ), of which the...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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..., Immanuel ( 1930–  ) American historian and sociologist , best known for the elaboration of the world-systems theory. His initial training was in the economic development of postcolonial Africa, but in the early 1970s he started to take a broader, more global view of economic development in recognition of the fact that the situation in Africa could not be accounted for satisfactorily without taking into account factors (such as international trade, information flows, strategic alliances, etc.) that are now associated with the process known as ...

Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein  

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(1930 –)Historical sociologist known primarily for his pioneering work on world-systems theory—the historical study of the emergence of global relations of economic and political power. World-systems ...
Braudel, Fernand

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Immanuel Wallerstein

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
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...and Capitalism, 15th–18th Century , vol. 3, The Perspective of the World. London, 1984. Gemelli, Giuliana . Fernand Braudel e l'Europa universale . Venice, 1990. Published in French as Fernand Braudel. Paris, 1995. Wallerstein, Immanuel . Unthinking Social Science . 2d ed. Part 5, Revisiting Braudel. Philadelphia, 2001. Immanuel ...

Liberalism

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Immanuel WALLERSTEIN

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)

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2016
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...to be the dominant ideology of the world-system in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, by the beginning of the twenty-first century, liberalism seemed to have become very much a minority point of view besieged on all sides. Immanuel WALLERSTEIN Yale University Further Reading Bertier de Sauvigny, G. (1970). Liberalism, nationalism and socialism: The birth of three words. Review of Politics , XXXII (2), 147–166. Billington, J. H. (1980). Fire in the minds of men: Origins of revolutionary faith . New York:...

Fernand Braudel

Fernand Braudel  

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(1902–85)Frenchhistorian, best known as a leading light of the Annales School, and from his elevation to the Collège de France in 1949 until his death one of the most influential historians in ...
André Gunder Frank

André Gunder Frank  

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(1929 –2005)One of the pioneers of dependency theory and a wide-ranging comparative and historical scholar of the global economy. Frank's Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America (1967) set ...
modernization theory

modernization theory  

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The dominant explanation in the 1950s and 1960s of how broad-based economic and social development occurs. Modernization theory explained development as the result of the systematic rationalization ...
Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor  

(1856–1915)The founder of scientific management, who developed controversial theories of work-study and industrial efficiency, in the conflict-ridden American steel industry at the end of the 19th ...
center–periphery

center–periphery  

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Describes patterns of unequal relations between relatively developed centers and less developed outlying areas within an economy or other system. Although Marxist theories of imperialism by Vladimir ...
Annales School

Annales School  

[Th]A French school of historical thought, established by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre in the late 1920s and developed by Fernand Braudel in the 1950s and 1960s, which focuses on the idea of the ...
core–periphery

core–periphery  

The core—a central region in an economy, with good communications and high population density, which conduce to its prosperity—is contrasted with the periphery—outlying regions with poor ...
Étienne Balibar

Étienne Balibar  

(1942–)French*Marxistphilosopher and social theorist. Born in Bourgogne, Balibar studied at the École Normale Supérieure, where he met Louis Althusser, who became his mentor. Balibar rose to ...
world-systems theory

world-systems theory  

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Provides an account of the transnational development of capitalism and a theory of the global structure of inequality among nations. Along with dependency theory, it challenged the prevailing ...
dependency theory

dependency theory  

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1. (sociology) A theory influential in the 1970s that the continuing poverty, social deprivation, and political instability in many poor countries was a result of their economic dependence on ...
Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Veblen  

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(1857–1929)American economist and sociologist. He is remembered in political and moral philosophy for the doctrine of conspicuous consumption, expressed in The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899). He ...
globalization

globalization  

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In a general sense, the increasing worldwide integration of economic, cultural, political, religious, and social systems. Economic globalization is the process by which the whole world becomes a ...
world system

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

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2021
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...system ( world system theory ) [Th] A concept developed by the American historian Immanuel Wallerstein to refer to an economic unit extending beyond the boundaries of an individual nation‐state by virtue of trade networks and economic alliances. The example used by Wallerstein was the relationship that developed between Europe and the West Indies in the 16th century ad . As such it emphasizes that ‘world systems’ do not embrace the whole world, but do operate on a large scale. Implicit to the idea of a world system is the existence of ‘core’,...

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