End of the World as We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-First Century

End of the World as We Know It Social Science for the Twenty First Century This book is nothing short of a state of the world address delivered by a scholar uniquely suited to the task Immanuel Wallerstein one of the most prominent social scientists of our time documents

  • Title: End of the World as We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-First Century
  • Author: Immanuel Wallerstein
  • ISBN: 9780816633982
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book is nothing short of a state of the world address, delivered by a scholar uniquely suited to the task Immanuel Wallerstein, one of the most prominent social scientists of our time, documents the profound transformations our world is undergoing With these transformations, he argues, come equally profound changes in how we understand the world.Wallerstein begins hThis book is nothing short of a state of the world address, delivered by a scholar uniquely suited to the task Immanuel Wallerstein, one of the most prominent social scientists of our time, documents the profound transformations our world is undergoing With these transformations, he argues, come equally profound changes in how we understand the world.Wallerstein begins his work with an appraisal of significant recent events the collapse of the Leninist states, the exhaustion of national liberation movements, the rise of East Asia, challenges to national sovereignty, dangers to the environment, debates about national identity, and the marginalization of migrant populations Wallerstein places these events and trends in the context of the changing modern world system as a whole and identifies the historic choices they put before us 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 today and suggests possible responses to them.

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    1. BİLDİĞİMİZ DÜNYANIN SONU-DEVLET, kapitalizmin vazgeçilmez GECE BEKÇİSİ'dir; parababaları devleti, silahlarıyla oynayarak, subvansiyonlarını kullanarak (kota, kredi, telif, alma, satma) ve alt-yapı ihtiyaçlarını yaptırarak kullanır.-İnsanoğlu yediği 3 büyük darbe (Kopernik, Darwin, Freud) ile yitirdiği dengesini ve özgüvenini, ancak yenilikler ve yaratma eylemleri ile geri kazanabilir. Evrensel boyutu cemaatlerin topluma dönüşümüyle gerçekleşecek olan bu süreci [...]

    2. من طبعاً نميخوام اظهارنظري در مورد محتويات كتاب بكنم اگرچه نظرات مشخصي در مورد خيلي از بخش ها دارم. اما دو تا نكته ي حاشيه اي خيلي برام پررنگ بود:1. نحوه ي ارائه ي مطلب در سخنراني ها از جانب والرشتاين كه به شدت فكر شده، منظم و راهنمايي كننده بود. حتي ميتونم بگم ميشه فرم اين سخنران [...]

    3. A collection of essays by one of the better theorists about how ideas and institutions have shaped the world we currently live in (as of Feb 2013). Wallerstein uses fairly commonplace language to explain and critique the foundational ideas of the social sciences (and much of so-called "hard sciences") and thereby details the peculiarly European prejudices which under-gird that strange institution called the University. Wallerstein also uses very sound arguments to predict why capitalism will, wi [...]

    4. Examines both historical trends (and their trajectories) and the way we study history and politics in the social sciences (how it has changed and how it looks to change). Sometimes not wholly engaging, but in the balance a good read.

    5. Una crítica al divorcio que hay entre ciencia y filosofía/humanidades y un análisis del caos en el que se encuentra el mundo por el actual sistema económico encantó este libro, de mis favoritos de los últimos años.

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