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The Modern World-System in the Longue Duree (Fernand Braudel Center)

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This book tells the story of how the very idea of two cultures, the so-called divorce between science and the humanities, was a creation of the modern world-system that was consolidated in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the establishment of the faculties and dis, ci, plines of the modern university system.

The contributors, working from a common research framework, trace the divorce of facts and values-- indivisible within medieval Europe's structures of knowledge--as part of the transition from feudalism to capitalism. This led to a polarization between universalist science (destined to become dominant as the empirical mode of arriving at truth) and the particularist humanities (defending its legitimacy as an alternative, more empathetic mode of knowing) and finally to the creation of the social sciences as an uneasy intermediary in this episte, mological debate.

The book addresses the contemporary attempts to overcome the divi, sion between the two cultures that emerge from science, femi, nism, race and ethnic studies, cultural studies, and ecology, ending with an analysis of the culture wars and the science wars.

Book News Annotation:

These 14 essays were originally presented at a November 2001 conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, which under the directorship of editor Wallerstein has been a key institutional promoter of World Systems theory and the Braudelian notion of the long durée (the deepest level of historical modalities of time). The papers consider the realities of the capitalist world system--discussing the relationship between hegemony and antisystemic movements, the possibilities of proletarian internationalism and global socialism, and other concerns of World Systems theory--as well as structures and constructions of knowledge within the framework of the capitalist world system.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In this book, prominent scholars from around the world debate two major themes: the past and future of the capitalist world-economy and ways in which a capitalist economy shapes Western research, the academy, and broader knowledge structures. Putting the two themes together, they also analyze the relationship between scholarship and the rest of the world. The book is published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fernand Braudel Center. The Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilzations, located at Binghamton University, SUNY, in Binghamton, New York, analyzes large-scale social change over long periods of historical time.

Synopsis:

In this book, prominent scholars from around the world debate two major themes: the past and future of the capitalist world-economy and ways in which a capitalist economy shapes Western research, the academy, and broader knowledge structures. Putting the two themes together, they also analyze the relationship between scholarship and the rest of the world. The book is published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fernand Braudel Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594510366
Editor:
Wallerstein, Immanuel
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Editor:
Wallerstein, Immanuel
Author:
Wallerstein, Immanuel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Subject:
Politics - General
Series:
Fernand Braudel Center
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
9.12x6.24x.92 in. 1.08 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, prominent scholars from around the world debate two major themes: the past and future of the capitalist world-economy and ways in which a capitalist economy shapes Western research, the academy, and broader knowledge structures. Putting the two themes together, they also analyze the relationship between scholarship and the rest of the world. The book is published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fernand Braudel Center. The Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilzations, located at Binghamton University, SUNY, in Binghamton, New York, analyzes large-scale social change over long periods of historical time.
"Synopsis" by , In this book, prominent scholars from around the world debate two major themes: the past and future of the capitalist world-economy and ways in which a capitalist economy shapes Western research, the academy, and broader knowledge structures. Putting the two themes together, they also analyze the relationship between scholarship and the rest of the world. The book is published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fernand Braudel Center.
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