FERNAND BRAUDEL CENTER,
NEWSLETTER, No. 22
In addition to the editions reported in previous newsletters (English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese-Brazilian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and a special South Asian edition in English), editions will appear in Arabic, Danish, and Swedish. A second Chinese edition (with revised characters) was published in Beijing.
Several symposia on the book, Open the Social Sciences were held.
a) "Questions aux sciences sociales: Un écho au rapport dirigé par Immanuel Wallerstein: Ouvrir les sciences sociales" held on January 15-16, 1998 at the Université de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot. The program was as follows:
Les accélérations dans
Olivier Dollfus (géographie, Paris 7)
Jean Piel (histoire, Paris 7)
Marek Ziolkowski (sociologie, Univ. de Poznan)
Collisions et collusions des horizons
François Durand-Dastès (géographie, Paris 7)
Jean Paul Déléage (environnement, Univ. d'Orléans)
Patrick Petitjean (histoire et épistémologie des sciences, Paris 7)
Visée universelle de la science sociale et
diversités des pensées de l'universel et des
Bogumil Jewsiewicki (histoire, Laval, Québec)
Maurice Aymard (histoire, EHESS et Maison des Sciences de l'Homme)
Peter Geschiere (anthropologie, Univ. de Leyde)
Pierre Halen (littératures, Univ. de Metz)
Reprises, bilans, projets de prolongements
Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch (histoire, Paris 7)
Paulin Hountondji (philosophie, Univ. Nationale du Bénin et Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington): "Ouvrir ou déplacer? L'appro-priation des sciences à la périphérie"
Immanuel Wallerstein (sociologie, directeur du Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University)
b) Workshop of the Journals Defter and Toplum ve Bilim on "Rethinking Social Sciences: Towards a New Understanding" held on February 26-28, 1998 at Istanbul Technical University. The program was as follows:
Session I: Different Assumptions of Social Sciences
Ilhan Tekeli, "Disciplines and Differing Human Models"
Gurol Irzik, "Human Nature and Social Sciences"
Falih Koksal, "Evolution Theory, Human Nature and Social Sciences"
Ayse Oncu, "Concept of Society in Sociology and Its Metaphors"
Dogan Ozlem, "Myth of Universalism and Social Sciences"
Session II: Viewing the Development of Social Sciences in
Zeynep Direk, "The Establishment of Philosophy in Turkey"
Aynur Ilyasoglu, "The Establishment and the Development of Sociology in Turkey"
Ayse Durakbasa, "The Effects of Comte-Durkheim Tradition on the Ideological Discourses of the Turkish State"
Adnan Eksigil, "Problem of Continuity in the Development of Social Sciences in Turkey"
Unal Nalbantoglu, "Deconstructing the Construct: Social Sciences in Turkey Today"
Session III: Reading or Not Being Able to Read the
Gokhan Cetinsaya, "Understanding Abdulhamit"
Oktay Ozel, "Looking at the Studies on Ottoman History in Turkey"
Tayfun Atay, "An Unterminated Historical Analysis: Sheik Bedreddin"
Suleyman Seyfi Ogun, "Kemalisms Through the Historical Consciousness"
Nuray Mert, "How do Social Sciences Consider Religion?"
Session IV: On What Social Sciences Do Not
Melih Bas, "Ecology and Social Sciences"
Ali Akay, "Art and Social Sciences"
Husamettin Arslan, "Tradition and Social Sciences"
Duygu Koksal, "Literature on the Edge of Social Sciences"
Ulus Baker, "Academy Defunctionalized and the Loss of Social Character"
Session V: What Are Social Sciences For?
Ferda Keskin, "Do Social Sciences Have a Thelos?"
Kaya Sahin, "Being a Student of Social Sciences"
Tanil Bora, "Publishing of a Social Science Journal: In the Pursuit of Meaning in the Practice of Social Sciences"
Omer Laciner, "Political Practice and Social Sciences"
Ahmet Cigdem, "Critical Theory, Science and Academy"
Session VI: On the Edge of Disciplines:
Interdisciplinarity, Knowledge and Difference
Necdet Teymur, "Spaces Between Disciplines"
Haldun Gulalp, "The Eurocentrism of Dependency Theory"
Meyda Yegenoglu, "Is Multiculturality Interdisciplinarity?"
Mahmut Mutman, "Problematizing Knowledge"
Nilufer Gole, "Is it Possible to Conceptualize a Non-Western Modernity?"
c) "Constructing a Curriculum for the Social Sciences," Athens, April 9-10, 1998, sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science and History of Panteion Univ. and the National Center for Social Research (EKKE).
Stefanos Papageorgiou (Chairman of the Department of Political Science and History)
Nikiforos Diamandouros (Director of the National Center for Social Research)
Stefanos Pesmazoglou ("Inventing" a Curriculum: Opening remarks)
I. Academic "nations" and "microcosms": Their incidence
Coordinator - Commentator: Nikiforos Diamandouros (National Center for Social Research)
Immanuel Wallerstein,(Fernand Braudel Center)
Klaus Nielsen (Roskilde University Centre)
Kosmas Psychopaidis (University of Athens)
Konstantinos Tsoukalas (University of Athens)
Stavros Ioannidis (Panteion University)
Dimitra Gefou-Madianou (Panteion University)
II. Political science and history: Experimenting with
problem, era and area oriented curricula
Coordinator - Commentator: Rena Stavridi-Patrikiou (Panteion University)
Catherine Cocquery-Vidrovitch (Université Paris-VII)
Rune Premfors (University of Stockholm)
Hans Jürgen Puhle (Göthe University)
Halil Berktay (Bogaziçi University)
Manolis Angelidis (Panteion University)
Elias Katsoulis (Panteion University)
Kostas Kostis (University of Athens)
George Koukoules (Panteion University)
Christina Koulouri (University of Thrace)
Vassilis Panayotopoulos (Center for Modern Greek Studies-EIE)
Nikos Theotokas (Panteion University)
III. Curricular development and employment
Coordinator - Commentator: Thomas Coniavitis (Panteion University)
Tony Becher (Sussex University)
Ulrich Teichler (Wissenschaftliches Zentrum für Berufs- und Hochschulforschung an der GHS, Kassel)
Nikos Petralias (University of Athens)
Panagiotis Getimis (Panteion University)
Dimitris Tsaoussis (Panteion University)
Prokopis Papastratis (Panteion University)
Dimitris Karantinos (National Center for Social Research)
IV. Philosophy and discourse analysis in social sciences
Coordinator: Thanos Lipovats (Panteion University)
Ineke Van der Valk (University of Amsterdam)
Tasos Christidis (University of Thessaloniki)
Vassilis Kalfas (University of Crete)
Pantelis Lekas (Panteion University)
Christos Lyrintzis (National Center for Social Research)
V. Everything that is solid melts into air: Curriculum
planning and the praxis of teaching
Coordinator: Yannis Yanoulopoulos (Panteion University)
Hartwig Zander (Frankfurt University)
Françoise Kleltz-Drapeau (Paris-IV, Sorbonne)
Joseph Solomon (University of Patras)
Dimitra Makrinioti (University of Athens)
Gerasimos Kouzelis (University of Athens)
Nikos Panayotopoulos (University of Crete)
Alexis Defner (National Center for Social Research & University of Thessaly)
VI. Closing session
Pandelis Bassakos (Reading and Writing in Social Sciences: Opening Remarks for Closing Session)
Giovanni Arrighi & Beverly J. Silver, "Introduction"
Giovanni Arrighi, Po-Keung Hui, Krishnendu Ray, and Thomas Ehrlich Reifer, "Geopolitcs and High Finance"
Giovanni Arrighi, Kenneth Barr, and Shuji Hisaeda, "The Transformation of Business Enterprise"
Beverly J. Silver and Eric Slater, "The Social Origins of World Hegemonies"
Giovanni Arrighi, Iftikhar Ahmad, and Miin-wen Shih, "Western Hegemonies in World-Historical Perspective"
Giovanni Arrighi & Beverly Silver, "Conclusion"
b) Structures of Knowledge RWG continued to meet bi-weekly during the academic year 1997-98. It has developed a tentative structure for its work which is as follows:
The Historical Construction and Institutionalization of the
First Arena - From Natural Philosophy to Science as a Separated, Demarcated Domain: The Secular Trend, 1450-1960's
Second Arena - The Consolidation of the Humanities and the Defense of Values: French Revolution to the 1960's
Third Arena - The Contradictory Pulls of the "Two Cultures": Mid-Nineteenth Century to the 1960's
- The Methodenstreit: The Clash of Positivists and Historicists
- The Social Science Disciplines
- The Ambivalent Role of Psychology/Psychoanalysis
Contemporary Challenges In and To the Structures of Knowledge
Social Studies of Science
Diversity I: Feminisms
Diversity II: Race and Ethnicity in the West
Diversity III: Non-Western Civilizations
Popular Culture/Cultural Studies
Conclusions and Prognostics
c) East Asia in World-Historical Perspective RWG. This group held a conference on "Rise of East Asia: 500, 150, and 50 Year Perspectives," supported by ACLS, co-sponsored by Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, June 27-29, 1998, Hong Kong. The program was as follows:
Giovanni Arrighi and P.K. Hui, "Historical Capitalism, East and West"
Stephen Chiu, "Constructing Capitalist Developmental States in East Asia: A World-Polity Perspective"
Bruce Cumings, "East Asia in the World-System"
Takeshi Hamashita, "East Asia: Historical Perspectives on the Sinocentric Tributary Trade System"
Takashi Shiraishi, "The Making of Southeast Asia"
Kaoru Sugihara, "The East Asian Pattern of Economic Development: Origins, Development, and Transformation of Labor-Intensive Industrialization"
Gary Hamilton, "East Asia Business Networks and State Interactions"
Peter Katzenstein, "Regional Orders: Technology in Asia and Europe"
Kenneth Pomeranz, "Households, Markets, and Accumulation: Women and Labor-Intensive Production in East Asia and Western Europe since 1400"
Ho-Fung Hung and Mark Selden, "Social Movements, System Trans-formation, and the Political Economy of East Asia, 1500-2000"
Suk-Ying Wong and Weihsun Mao, "The Evolution and Meaning of World History Instruction in Three East Asian Societies: A World Culture/Polity Perspective"
Judith Walkowitz (Keynote address), "The Indian Woman, the Flower Girl & the Jew: Photojournalism in Turn-of-the-Century England"
Panel A: Radical Departures
Carlos Cortez, "Amy J. Garvey Reexamined"
Kari Wimbish, "Mary Van Kleeck and the Rank and File Movement in Social Work, 1931-1938"
Sara Crews, "The Tale of a Great Sham? Radicalism, Republicanism, and the Ladies' Land League, Ireland, 1881-1882"
Panel A: Reconstructing Gender
Mio Matsumoto, "'All God's [Genders] Ain't White Man': Growth and Ruins of a Patriarchal Practice and Masculine Identification in the Cotton Fields of Jim Crow Alabama"
Kyes Stevens, "The Civil War Narrative of Loreta Janeta Velazquez and the Language of Same-Sex Desire"
Carol Faulkner, "Gender and the Construction of Freedom in the Black Freedmen's Aid Movement"
Panel B: Material Girls
Kim Diggins, "Salvaged Style: Women and the Second-Hand Market"
Anissa Harper, "'Anastasia': Cartoon Capitalism or Conveyor of Cultural Hegemony?"
Anne Dayton, "George Eliot and Gems"
Panel A: Communities of Women
Michelle Mioff, "The Legislative Agenda of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1919-1945"
Jessica Matthews, "The Female Covered/Uncovered"
Sarah Boyle, "The Many Interpretations of the 'Do Everything' Policy of the WCTU"
Panel B: Women's Roles, Women's Sphere
Barbara Reeves-Ellington, "'A Certain Young Lady Who May Make a Missionary of Me By and By': The Nuptial Negotiations of ABCFM Candidates for the Western Turkey Mission, 1858-1871"
Nick Lawrence, "The Hawthorne Effect: From Textile to Text in Antebellum New England"
Panel C: Gender and Historiography
Diane Criswell, "Modern Criticisms and Mary Wollstonecraft: The Difficulty in Placing Her in a Twentieth-Century Context"
Lorinne Taylor Morris, "Identity Tension: Mormon Mothers Writing the Academy"
Christie Hill, "Lesbian Identities and Queer Diversions in Historical Perspective"
Panel A: Representing Women
Jill C. Gorman, "An 'Identity Crisis' in/for Gender Studies: Re-Visioning Women Within Historical Texts"
Lyn Blanchfield, "Female Tears and Male Eyes: Theories on Women's Weeping in the Middle Ages"
Susan Lewis, "'Table-Turners', 'Spirit-Rappers', 'Rap-Rascalism': The Representation of Spiritualism in the British Press, 1852-1853"
Panel B: Gender and National Identity
Jodie Medd, "'The Cult of the Clitoris': Lesbian Fantasies and British National Anxiety in the Great War"
Stephanie Oxendale, "'We are Family': The White Colonial 'Other' Woman in the 'Imperial Colonist' Magazine, 1902-1914"
Mary Reynolds, "'Busy Preserving Indian Culture': Elsie Clews Parsons and Margaret Lewis in the New Mexican Pueblos, 1921-1925"
b) "Aspects of Contemporary North Africa: Islamic Assertion, Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and the State" held on April 3-5, 1998 at Binghamton University organized by The Middle East and North African Program and co-sponsored by MENA, Conversation in the Disciplines, African Studies, Anthropology, Center for Research & Translation, Classical & Near Eastern Studies, Comparative Literature, Fernand Braudel Center, History, Institute for Global Cultural Studies, and Women's Studies. The program was as follows:
Panel I: Historical Dimensions of Ethnic Conflict: State
Akbar Muhammad, "'Berber' Origins: An Analysis of a Continuing Debate"
Abdellah Hammoudi, "The Ethnic/Tribal Heritage of North Africa"
Panel II: Islamic Reassertion
Emad Shahin, "A Comparative View of Islamic Political Movements in North Africa: The Islamic Renaissance Movement (Tunisa), The Islamic Salvation Front (Algeria), and the Movement of Unity and Reform (Morocco)"
Michael Willis, "Islamism in Algeria: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion"
Panel III: Women, State, and Society
Asma Barlas, "Sex, Texts, and States: A Critique of North African Discourse"
Mounira Charrad, "State Building or Feminism? Women's Rights in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco"
Panel IV: The Impact of Language and Literature
John Maier, "Moroccan Writers and the Establishment"
Rachid Aadnani, "The Amazigh Cultural Movement and the Linguistic Politics of the Maghreb"
Panel V: The Impact of Exiles, Transnational Migrants, and
Alec Hargreaves, "The 'Beurs': Transnationals Spanning French and Algerian Culture"
Ben Yarmolinsky, "The Music of the Jilala Brotherhood of Tangier"
Panel VI: The Cinema and North Africa: Exploration of
Francis Poole, "Ethnographic Films on Morocco: A Composite View"
Kevin Lacey, "The Sheltering Sky and the Question of Orientalism"
c) Maghrebi Arts Festival. A celebration of North African cultural diversity held at Binghamton University, April 2-19, 1998.
d) Forum on Multilateral Agreement on Investment, April 27-30, 1998. The program was as follows:
Rob Weissman, "Corporations vs. Democracy: Big Tobacco and
Other Corporate Miscreants"
Winona LaDuke, "The End of Conquest, Beginning of Survival"
Evan Lyon, "Partners in Health - Global Trade and Global Health"
Antonia Juhasz, "Inside the MAI: The Who, What, Where and How to Stop It"
e) Réorganisation des savoirs sociaux au XVIe siècle, May 22-23, 1998, Paris. Co-sponsored with Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and Dipartimento di Sociologia, Università di Napoli. The program was as follows:
Orlando Lentini, "Nuova strutturazione dei saperi sociali nel lungo XVI secolo"
Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Restructuring of Knowledge in the Modern World: Some Naive Questions"
Alberto Tenenti, "Comment structurer le savoir social: la Methodus de Jean Bodin"
Pierre Jeannin, "Manuels de marchandise et catégories du savoir"
Cesare Vasoli, "I nuovi lessici dell'analisi sociale. Repertoir, dizionari ed enciclopedie nel lungo XVI secolo"
Anthony Pagden, "The 'Disciplining' of the Human Sciences and the Early Observers of America"
Duccio Sacchi, "Le grandi inchieste sociografiche della Spagne imperiale nel XVI secolo"
Discussants: Maurice Aymard, Serge Gruzinski, Luce Giard, Marie-Dominique Couzinet, and Jean Pierre Berth
b) The Eighth Biennial Conference on the Ottoman Empire and the World-Economy, "Law and Legitimation in the Ottoman Empire," will be held at Binghamton University November 13-14, 1998. It is organized by: Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations; and Middle East and North African Program (MENA). It is supported by a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies in Washington DC and the Office of the Provost, Binghamton University.
Welcome: Immanuel Wallerstein (Fernand Braudel Center)
Donald Quataert (MENA)
Çaglar Keyder (Fernand Braudel Center)
Session I: Cornell Fleischer (Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Univ. of Chicago) "The Rule of Law and Writ in the Formation of Ottoman Classicism"
Session II: Huri Islamoglu-Inan (Economics, Middle Eastern
Technical Univ., and Near Eastern Studies, New York
"Property as a Contested Category: State Power and Property Relations in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire"
Engin Deniz Arkarli (History, Brown Univ.)
"Law and Order in the Marketplace: Istanbul Artisans and Shopkeepers, 1730-1840"
Session III: Leslie Peirce (History, UC-Berkeley)
"Bargaining Over the Law in a Provincial Court: Ayntab at the Mid-Sixteenth Century"
Judith E. Tucker (History, Georgetown Univ.)
"Rethinking Legal Reform: Muftis, the State, and Gendered Law in the Arab Lands in the Late Ottoman Period"
For more information, contact:
Fernand Braudel Center
P. O. Box 6000
Binghamton NY 13902-6000
phone: 607-777-4924; fax 607-777-4315
c) "Transmodernity, Historical Capitalism, and Coloniality: a Post-disciplinary Dialogue," December 4-5, 1998 at Binghamton Univ. It is co-organized by Ramon Grosfoguel and Agustin Lao-Montes.
The triad that entitles this conference signifies a web of shifting linkages (in time and space) between modern rationalities, capitalist relations, and colonial situations. The three notions are based on an understanding of the modern world as a global system which was conceived at the long sixteenth century, along with the "invention" of the Americas, and the emergence of the Atlantic system. This inception of the capitalist world-economy, converged with the rise of the "West" (and its Occidentalist discourses), the organization of a corresponding inter(trans)statal system of colonial domination, and the coining of particularly modern modes of identification (namely race, ethnicity, and nationality). The main authors of the three key concepts that will frame the dialogue, Enrique Dussel (transmodernity), Immanuel Wallerstein (historical capitalism), and Anibal Quijano (the coloniality of power), share a longue durée, and world-historical methodology to the analysis of the secular trends, general patterns, and historical particularities, that continuously shape the modern world-system. The emphasis of the conversation will be on the intersecting logics of interlocking modernities, capitalist dynamics, and the colonial undersides of power relations and subjectivities. Modernity will be problematized beyond Eurocentric definitions of reason, freedom, and progress, and in favor of a more contradictory, historicized, and plural understandings of the modern. Capitalism will be analyzed as an historical system of global reach, an historical dynamic full of contradictions and contingencies, in light of the operations of changing processes and the actions of multiple agencies. Coloniality will be explored, not simply as a juridico-political relationship between empires (actors and institutions) and colonized bodies (political and personal), but above all as a basic category for the explanation of the imperial-colonial underpinnings of economic, political, and cultural relations in the modern world. The conference will take the form of a conversation between and with Quijano, Dussel, and Wallerstein, as well as a broad-based dialogue (from a variety of social, cultural, political, and academic locations) on the problematic of Modernity, Capitalism, and Colonialism.
I. Dialogue on Transmodernity, Historical Capitalism, and
Moderator: Ramon Grosfoguel
Chair: Tiffany Patterson
Discussant: Enrique Dussel
III. Historical Capitalism
Chair: Volkan Aytar
Discussant: Immanuel Wallerstein
Chair: Maria Lugones
Discussant: Anibal Quijano
V. In Conclusion: Dialogue on Transmodernity, Historical
Capitalism, and Coloniality
Moderator: Agustin Lao-Montes
For more information, contact:
Fernand Braudel Center
PO Box 6000
Binghamton NY 13902-6000
Stephen Gill (York University, Toronto) Keynote Speaker. "The
New Constitutionalism and Reconstitution of Capital"
Hegemony and the Core Triad: Geopolitics in the Early 21st Century
Randall Collins (Univ. of Pennsylvania) "Predictions of Geopolitical Theory and the Modern World-System"
Burçu Bostanoglu (Gazi Univ., Ankara) "Hegemony: Thinking About Competition and Collusion in Tandem"
Michael Loriaux (Northwestern Univ.) "The Geopolitics of European Integration and the Pending Regionalization of the World Economy"
The "End-of-the-World" Debate: World Wars, World Peace,
Giovanni Arrighi & Thomas Erlich Reifer (Binghamton Univ.) "Geopolitics and High Finance: Does World Power Still Come Out of the Barrel of the Gun?"
Walter Goldfrank (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz) "Hegemonic Transition via World War? Repetition, Variation, and Transmutation as Scenarios for the 21st Century"
Daniel Chirot (Univ. of Washington) "Why Must There Be a Last Cycle? Capitalism's Enduring Power of Adaptation, and What Might Destroy It"
Xianming Chen (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) "The Geoeconomic Reconfiguration of the State: The New Transborder Subregions of the Asia-Pacific"
Georgi Derluguian (Northwestern Univ.) "Russia: The Sick Bully of Eurasia? Trajectory of a Protection Costs Monopoly, 1550-2000"
Isabella Alcaniz (Northwestern Univ.) "Slipping into Something More Comfortable: The Argentine-Brazilian Nuclear Integration and the MERCOSUR"
World-System's Peripheries and Margins in the Period of
Scott Greer (Northwestern Univ.) "Mutual Benefit? African Elites and French African Policy"
Steven Sherman (Binghamton Univ.) "The Clash of Civilizations and Multiculturalism"
Bernie Beck & Charles Ragin (Northwestern Univ.) "Radicalism, Resistance, and Cultural Lags. A Commentary on Benjamin Barber's 'Jihad Versus McWorld'"
Arif Dirlik (Duke Univ.) Keynote speaker: "Globalism and the Politics of Place"
Resources and Competition in the World-Economy
Michael Sacks, Brian Uzzi & Marc Ventresca (Northwestern Univ.) "Stateness and System in the Global Structure of Trade: A Network Approach to Assessing Nation Status, 1965-1980"
Bruce Podobnik (Johns Hopkins) "Geopolitical Competition and Global Energy Industries in World-Historical Perspective"
Tom Hall (DePauw Univ.), with James Fenelon (John Carroll Univ.) & with Christopher Chase-Dunn (Johns Hopkins) "Resistance to Culturicide: Processes of Continuing Incorporation of Indigenous Peoples into the Modern World-System"
Galip Isen (International American Univ., North Cyprus) "The Weapon of the Weak? Hegemony, World Peace and Terrorism: 'World-Wide War'"
Adam Webb (Princeton) "Timeless Clashes: A Value-Bloc Analysis of Hegemony and Systemic Evolution"
b) PEWS XXIII: "Inequality and Social Movements"
The twenty-third annual conference of the Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association will take place March 26-27, 1999 on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.
In anticipation of the two plenary PEWS conferences to come in the years 2000 and 2001, we are interested in examining two pivotal issues in world-systems approach, but they have provided the substance of our work as well. They form two of the central concepts guiding the formation of world-systems analysis. At the same time, they point to two of the issues most contested across disciplinary boundaries. We hope to elicit an interdisciplinary discussion around the ways in which contestation over the centrality or limitations of these issues can inform world-systems analysis.
- Inequality has been central to an object of knowledge and as a set of conceptual parameters the development of world-system analysis as both constituting for studying large-scale, long-term social change. What have we learned about (a) changes in patterns of inequality in the modern world-system; and (b) theoretical/methodological advantages of using a world-historical perspective in studying these patterns of large-scale, long-term social change?
- Inequality has been linked to the development of social movements, and social movements are in turn central to our understanding of opposition and antisystemic agency. What are some of the most salient contemporary features of these processes? What are the theoretical/methodological advantages of using a world-historical perspective in studying patterns of opposition?
- Recently, power has come to the fore as occupying an important axis around which social differences are constructed and challenged. The relationship between power and inequality has also been a topic of debate within world-systems analysis. What are the limits to the study of inequality? Is power a more inclusive analytical category? Is inequality an indicator of power?
- We are interested in exploring areas of contention/intersec-tion with other theoretical perspectives on social difference and social movements, and in analyzing how different perspectives produce knowledge(s) useful as so many strategic interventions into multiple locations of power and antisystemic agency. For example, in what ways do postcolonial, postmodern, feminist, and cultural studies enhance our understanding of world-system processes and challenge the centrality of inequality to the study of the modern world-system? What are some of the similarities and differences in their approach to the study of, for example, hegemony?
- Social movement entails a set of assumptions about how we know social change when we see it. New perspectives on power and social difference often rattle existing understandings of antisystemic agency. In what ways? This set of questions has been reduced in the past to a debate between materialist and ideological/cultural positions. How can we best analyze such debates as artifacts of world-historical processes? Are there alternative ways of posing these questions that suggest innovations in the study of long-term, large-scale social change?
We will provide lodging and some meals for conference participants. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the annual series edited through Greenwood Press. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS OR DETAILED ABSTRACTS IS DECEMBER 15, 1998. Please submit materials to either Nancy Forsythe (af55@umail. umd. edu) or Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz (email@example.com), Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA.
This is a continuing colloquium at Binghamton University, co-sponsored by the Fernand Braudel Center and the Institute of Global Cultural Studies. It is organized by Anthony King and Ali Mazrui. The theme for 1997-98 was "Religion and Global Society." The sessions were:
October 23: Ricardo Laremont (IGCS & Political Science, Binghamton Univ.) "Islam and the Politics of Resistance in Algeria"
November 11: Richard Antoun (Anthropology, Binghamton Univ.) "Religious Fundamentalism in Comparative Perspective"
February 12: Lance Sussman (History, Binghamton Univ.) "Teaching World Religions: Finding a Common Humanity?"
March 5: Discussion led by Ali A. Mazrui (Director IGCS) "Salman Rushdie: Novelist on Death Row or Traitor to a Heritage?"
April 16: Ursula King (Theology & Religious Studies, Univ. of Bristol) "World Religions, Worlds of Gender"
The publication of the volume of papers presented at the August 15, 1996 Colloquium honoring Terence K. Hopkins has been delayed but now is in the process of publication, and copies will be available in September 1998. The book will be available at the price of $30 (plus $3 postage for non-U.S. addresses). The form to order this book is to be found at the end of this newsletter.
Table of Contents:
Immanuel Wallerstein, "Introduction"
I. Graduate Education: The Formation of Scholars
1. Walter L. Goldfrank, "Deja Voodoo All Over Again: Rereading the Classics"
2. William G. Martin, "Opening Graduate Education: Expanding the Hopkins Paradigm"
3. Ravi Arvind Palat, "Terence Hopkins and the Decolonization of World-Historical Studies"
4. Immanuel Wallerstein, "Pedagogy and Scholarship"
II. Methods of World-Historical Social Science
5. Resat Kasaba, "Studying Empires, States, and Peoples: Polanyi, Hopkins, and Others"
6. Richard E. Lee, "Thinking the Past/Making the Future: Methods and Purpose in World-Historical Science"
7. Philip McMichael, "The Global Wage Relation as an Instituted Market"
8. Elizabeth McLean Petras, "Globalism Meets Regionalism: Process versus Place"
9. Beverly Silver, "The Time and Space of Labor Unrest"
III. Scholars and Movements
10. Rod Bush, "Hegemony and Resistance in the United States: The Contradictions of Race and Class"
11. Nancy Forsythe, "Theorizing About Gender: The Contributions of Terence K. Hopkins"
12. Lu Aiguo, "From Beijing to Binghamton and Back: A Personal Reflection on the Trajectory of Chinese Intellectuals"
13. Evan Stark, "Sociology as Social Work: A Case of Mis-Taken Identity"
Terence K. Hopkins, "Closing Remarks"
XXI, 1, 1998
Debra Straussfogel, "How Many World-Systems? A Contribution to the Continuationist/Transformationist Debate"
Maximilian C. Forte, "Globalization and World-Systems Analysis: Toward New Paradigms of a Geo-Historical Social Anthropology (A Research Review)"
Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Rise and Future Demise of World-Systems Analysis"
Giovanni Arrighi, "Capitalism and the Modern World-System: Rethinking the Nondebates of the 1970's"
XXI, 2, 1998
Ivar Ekeland, "What is Chaos Theory?"
Pierre Vilar, "Reflections on the Notion of 'Peasant Economy'"
ON RUSSIA: REACTIONS TO FOURSOV
William H. McNeill, "Crossing Barriers of Language"
Silviu Brucan, "Communism versus Capitalism: A False Issue"
Samir Amin, "La Russie dans le système mondial: Géographie ou histoire?"
Marina Fuchs & Hans-Heinrich Nolte, "Russia and the West: The New Debate on the Uniqueness of Cultures"
XXI, 3/4, 1998
THE STATES, THE MARKETS, AND THE SOCIETIES: SEPARATE LOGICS OR A SINGLE DOMAIN?
Immanuel Wallerstein, "Introduction"
Parthasarathi Banerjee, "The Disciplinary Triplet of 'Social Sciences': An Indian Response"
Waldemar Czajkowski, "Marx's Paradigm - A Paradigm to Be (Re)discovered?, or How Marx Could Help Us to Construct Unitarian Theories of History"
Y. Eyüp Özveren, "An Institutionalist Alternative to Neoclassical Economics?"
Wang Zhengyi, "Inherit or Transfer? A Dilemma in Reconstructing Chinese Social Reality"
April 2, 1998 - Angela Schottenhammer, Leiden Univ., "The Maritime Trade of Quanzhou between the 9th through the 13th Centuries," co-sponsored with History Dept. and Asian and Asian American Studies Program.
April 23, 1998 - Tatyana Mamonova, founder of Russian Women's Movement, "Social, Political, and Economic Situation of Women in Russia Today," co-sponsored with Dept. of German, Russian and East Asian Languages; and Russian and East European Program
Richard Lee, "Imagining the Future: Constructing Social Knowledge After 'Complexity Studies'" given at the XIV World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, July 26-August 1, 1998.
Immanuel Wallerstein, "The So-called Asian Crisis: Geopolitics in the Longue Durée" paper given at International Studies Association meetings, Minneapolis, March 17-21, 1998.
Immanuel Wallerstein, "The Heritage of Sociology, The Promise of Social Science" Presidential Address, XIV World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, July 26, 1998.
Binghamton University. Two tenure-eligible appointments in world-systems analysis/historical sociology. One to begin in 1999 at associate/full professor rank. Second in 2000, preferably at associate/full rank, but exceptionally competent advanced assistant professors will be considered. Both will jointly teach in the Department of Sociology and direct research projects in the Fernand Braudel Center. One will serve as Deputy Director for Research of the Center. Fields of research open, but should be consonant with established interests of Center and department. Send letter of application, evidence of experience in collective research, and three references to Immanuel Wallerstein, Director, Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Applicants for 1999 post cannot be assured consideration if materials arrive after Oct. 15. Applicants for 2000 post will be reviewed starting Nov. 15, 1998. Applicants for the 1999 post automatically on list for 2000 post as well. Applicants who wish to be considered for post of Deputy Director for Research of Center should so indicate. These posts are contingent upon available funding. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Binghamton University. Appointment in world-systems analysis/historical sociology of Assistant Professor who will jointly teach in Department of Sociology and direct research projects in the Fernand Braudel Center. Preferred field: structures of knowledge in the world-system. Ph.D. essential. Experience in teaching and collective research an advantage. Send letter of application, samples of scholarly work, and three letters of reference to Immanuel Wallerstein, Director, Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000. Applicants cannot be assured consideration if materials arrive after Oct. 15. This post contingent upon available funding. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
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