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The end of the world as we know it : social science for the twenty-first century

Author: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wallerstein divides his work between an appraisal of significant recent events and a study of the shifts in thought influenced by those events. The End of the World As We Know It concludes with a crucial analysis of the momentous intellectual challenges to social science as we know it and suggests possible responses to them."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
ISBN: 0816633975 9780816633975 0816633983 9780816633982
OCLC Number: 41090761
Description: ix, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Social science and the communist interlude, or interpretations of contemporary history --
2. The ANC and South Africa : the past and future of liberation movements in the world-system --
3. The rise of East Asia, or the world-system in the twenty-first century --
Coda : The so-called Asian crisis : geopolitics in the Longue durée --
4. States? Sovereignty? The dilemmas of capitalists in an age of transition --
5. Ecology and capitalist costs of production : no exit --
6. Liberalism and democracy : Frères ennemis? --
7. Integration to what? Marginalization from what? --
8. Social change? Change is eternal. Nothing ever changes --
9. Social science and contemporary society : the vanishing guarantees of rationality --
10. Differentiation and reconstruction in the social sciences --
11. Eurocentrism and its avatars : the dilemmas of social science --
12. The structures of knowledge, or how many ways may we know? --
13. The rise and future demise of world-systems analysis --
14. Social science and the quest for a just society --
15. The heritage of sociology, the promise of social science.
Responsibility: Immanuel Wallerstein.

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"Wallerstein divides his work between an appraisal of significant recent events and a study of the shifts in thought influenced by those events. The End of the World As We Know It concludes with a crucial analysis of the momentous intellectual challenges to social science as we know it and suggests possible responses to them."--Jacket.

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