Immanuel Wallerstein

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Immanuel Wallerstein



Born: 28 September 1930


B.A. Columbia University, 1951; M.A. 1954; Ph.D., 1959.

Dr. h.c.; Univ. Paris-Denis Diderot, 1976;

(Litt. D.), York Univ., 1995;

Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, 1996;

Univ. Nac. Aut. de México (UNAM), 1998;

    Ist. Sup. de Ciênças de Trabalho e Empresa (ISCTE, Lisbon), 1999;

Benemérita Univ. Aut. de Puebla, 1999

Academic Posts:

    Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY), 1976-

    Director, Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, 1976-

    Directeur d'études associé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), various years, 1975-76, 80-81, 83-95

Professor of Sociology, McGill University, 1971-76

Department of Sociology, Columbia University, 1958-71

    Visiting Professor at Alicante, Amsterdam, British Columbia, Chinese Univ. Hong Kong, Dar-es-Salaam, Illinois, Montpellier, Montreal, Napoli, Ottawa, Texas

Professional Activities:

President, International Sociological Association, 1994-1998

    Chair, Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences, 1993-1995

Charter Member, Society for Comparative Research, 1994-

    Adjunct Scholar Abroad, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University, Seoul, 1992-

    Member, Advisory Committee on International Programs, Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies, 1984-87

Member, World Association for International Relations, 1983-

Member, Sociological Research Association, 1980-

    Member, Board of Directors, Social Science Research Council, 1979-85

    Member, American Council of Learned Societies and U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1979-1991 (co-chair, Subcommission on World Labor and Social Change)

    Member, Executive Council, International African Institute, 1978-84

    Alternate Member, Council, International Sociological Assoc., 1978-86

Member, Council, Tocqueville Society, 1978-1982

    Member, Program Committee, IXth Congress, International Sociological Association, Uppsala, 1978

Co-chair, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, 1977-91

    Member, Comitato Scientifico, Istituto Int. di Storia Economica 'Francesco Datini', Prato, 1977-

    Member, Int. Comm. on the Social and Economic History of Turkey (1071-1920), 1977-

    Member, Board of Governors, Institute of American Studies (Paris), 1977-81

    Member, Executive Council, American Sociological Association, 1977-80

    Member, Comité de Direction, Groupe Etat et Capitalisme à l'Epoque Moderne, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1976-

    Vice President, Research Commission, National Movements and Imperialism, International Sociological Association, 1974-90

    President, Research Commission, Centre Québécois des Relations Internationales, 1974-75

President, African Studies Association, 1972-73

Honors, Fellowships and Lectureships:

    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, 1999

Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1998

    IPE Distinguished Scholar, International Studies Association, 1998

Tyneside Geographical Society Lecturer, 1996

Gulbenkian Professor of Science and Technology, 1994

Medal of the University, Univ. of Helsinki, 1992

    Distinguished Lecturer in Historical Geography of Social Change, Assn. of American Geographers, 1992

    University Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Binghamton University, 1991

Wei Lun Visiting Professor, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, 1991

    George A. Miller Visiting Professor, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1989

    Tripartite Lecturer, Royal Geographical Society, Geographical Association, Institute of British Geographers, London, 1988

    Distinguished Speaker, Center for Advanced Study in International Development, Michigan State Univ., 1987

Officier, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France, 1984

Marshall Woods Lecturer, Brown University, 1977, 1984

    Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, 1977

    Distinguished Speaker, International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, 1977

    Sorokin Prize (for Distinguished Scholarship), American Sociological Association, 1975

Sorokin Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan, 1975

    Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1970-71

    Ford Fellow in Economics, Political Science and Sociology, 1970-71

Rosenfield Lecturer, Grinnell College, 1968

Foreign Area Fellowship, Africa, 1955-57

Phi Beta Kappa, 1951

Editorial Board:

Editor, Review, 1977-

Editor, Studies in Political Economy of the World-System (Greenwood; formerly

    Sage), 1978-

Co-editor, Studies in Modern Capitalism (Cambridge Univ. Press), 1979-

    Mediterranean Social Sciences Review, 1996-

Asian Perspective, 1995-

Development and Change, 1994-

CEMOTI, 1993-

    African Journal of Political Economy, 1986-

Political Geography 1982-

SUNY Press Editorial Board, 1977-80

Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1974-78

    West African Journal of Sociology, 1974-

    Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 1973-77

Africa Today, 1968-

African Studies Bulletin, 1965-69



    Africa, The Politics of Independence. New York: Vintage, l96l. [Revised edition, with Epilogue, l97l] [Trans. Fr. l966; Farsi l967]

    The Road to Independence: Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Paris & La Haye: Mouton l964. (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, VIe Section, Le Monde d'Outre-Mer, Passé et Présent, Etudes, XX)

    Africa: The Politics of Unity. New York: Random House, l967. [Paperback: Vintage, l969]

    University in Turmoil: The Politics of Change. New York: Atheneum, l969. [Trans. Japanese l969]

    (with Evelyn Jones Rich), Africa: Tradition & Change. New York: Random House, l972.

    The Modern World-System, I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century. New York & London: Academic Press, l974. [Text edition, l976] [Trans. Dutch l978; Italian l978; Norwegian l978-79; Braille l979; Spanish l979; French l980; Japanese l98l; Hungarian l983; German l986; Serbo-Croat l986; Portuguese 1990; Romanian 1992; Chinese 1998]

    The Capitalist World-Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press; Paris: Ed. de la M.S.H., l979. [Trans. Jap. l987]

    The Modern World-System, II: Mercantilism and the Consolidation of the European World-Economy, l600-l750. New York: Academic Press, l980. [Trans. Ital. l982; Dutch l983; Fr. l984; Sp. l984; Serbo-Croat l986; Japanese 1993; German 1998; Chinese 1998

    (with Terence K. Hopkins, and Associates), World-Systems Analysis: Theory and

Methodology. Beverly Hills: Sage, l982.

    (with Samir Amin, Giovanni Arrighi, and Andre Gunder Frank), Dynamics of Global Crisis. New York: Monthly Review Press, l982; London: Macmillan, l982. [Trans. French l982; Italian (pt.) l982, 1988; Spanish l983; Turkish l984; Serbo-Croat, l985; German l986]

    Historical Capitalism. London: Verso, l983. [Trans. Dutch l984; German l984; French l985; Italian l985; Portuguese l985; Japanese l985; Swedish l985; Finnish l987; Indonesian (ch. l) l987; Spanish l988; Serbo-Croat 1990; Korean 1993; Eng. sound recording, 1993]

    The Politics of the World-Economy. The States, the Movements and the Civilizations. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press; Paris: Ed. de la M.S.H., l984. [Trans. Japanese 1992]

    Africa and the Modern World. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, l986.

    (with T.K. Hopkins, R. Kasaba, W.G. Martin, P.D. Phillips), "Incorporation into the World-Economy: How the World-System Expands," Review, X, 5/6, Summer/Fall, l987.

    The Modern World-System, III: The Second Great Expansion of the Capitalist World-Economy, 1730-1840's. San Diego: Academic Press, 1989. [Trans. Chinese 1998; Italian 1985; Japanese 1997]

    (with Giovanni Arrighi and Terence K. Hopkins), Antisystemic Movements. London: Verso, 1989. [Trans. Italian 1992; Japanese 1992; Korean 1994; Turkish, 1995, Spanish 1999]

    (with Samir Amin, Giovanni Arrighi, and Andre Gunder Frank), Transforming the Revolution: Social Movements and the World-System. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1990. [Trans. Arabic 1991, French 1991]

    (with Etienne Balibar), Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. London: Verso, 1991. [Trans. Fr. 1988, Germ. 1990, Greek 1991, Ital. 1991, Spanish 1991, Turkish 1993, Japanese 1995]

    Geopolitics and Geoculture: Essays on the Changing World-System. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press; Paris: Ed. de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1991. [Trans. Jap. 1991; Turkish 1993]

    Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth Century Paradigms. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991. [Trans. Japanese 1993; Korean 1994; French 1995; German 1995; Italian 1995; Spanish 1998]

    After Liberalism. New York: New Press, 1995. [Tr. Korean 1996; Spanish 1996; Japanese 1997; Italian 1999; French 1999]

    Historical Capitalism, with Capitalist Civilization. London: Verso, 1995. [Tr. Korean 1993, Japanese 1997; Portuguese 1999]

    (et al.) Open the Social Sciences. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1996. [Tr. French 1996; Spanish 1996; Portuguese 1996; German 1996; Dutch 1996; Serbo-Croat, 1996; Chinese 1996, 1997; Japanese 1996; Korean 1996; Turkish 1996; Norwegian 1997; Italian 1997; Danish 1998; Czech. 1999]

    El futuro de la civilización capitalista. Barcelona: Icaria Antrazyt, 1997.

    Utopistics: Or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-first Century. New York: New Press, 1998, [Tr. Korean 1999]

    The End of the World As We Know It: Social Science for the Twenty-first Century. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1999

Edited and Coordinated Books

    Social Change: The Colonial Situation. New York: Wiley & Sons, l966.

    (with Paul Starr), The University Crisis Reader, Vol. I: The Attack on the Liberal University; Vol. II: Confrontation and Counterattack. New York: Random House, l97l.

    World Inequality. Montreal: Black Rose Books, l975. [Trans. French, l975]

    (with Peter C.W. Gutkind), Political Economy of Contemporary Africa. Vol. I of Sage Series on African Modernization and Development. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, l976. [Revised ed., l985]

    (with Terence K. Hopkins), Processes of the World-System. Beverly Hills: Sage, l980.

    (with Aquino de Bragança), The African Liberation Reader: Documents of the National Liberation Movements. l: The Anatomy of the Movements; 2: The National Liberation Movements; 3: The Strategy of Liberation. London: Zed Press, l982. [Trans. Port. l978]

Labor in the World Social Structure. Beverly Hills: Sage, l983.

    (with Joan Smith & Hans-Dieter Evers), Households and the World-Economy. Beverly Hills: Sage, l984.

    (with Riccardo Parboni), L'Europa e l'economia politica del sistema-mondo. Milano: Franco Angeli, l987.

    (with Sergio Vieira & William G. Martin), How Fast the Wind? Southern Africa, 1975-2000. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1991. [Trans. Portuguese forthcoming]

The World-Economy [in Japanese]. Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten, 1991.

Long Waves [in Japanese]. Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten, 1991.

    (with Joan Smith), Creating and Transforming Households: The Constraints of the World-Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992.

    (with Alfred Kleinknecht & Ernest Mandel), New Findings in Long-Wave Research. London: Macmillan, 1992.

    (with Terence K. Hopkins), The Age of Transition: Trajectory of the World-System, 1945-2025. London: Zed Press, 1996. [Tr. Italian 1997; Tr. Korean 1998]

    "The Heritage of Sociology and the Future of the Social Sciences in the 21st Century," Special issue of Current Sociology, XLVI, 2, Apr. 1998.

Articles (partial list)

    Some of these articles have been reprinted in collections of articles, published as books. The following notations refer to books listed previously, with year of English edition:

CWE: The Capitalist World-Economy, l979

WSA: World-Systems Analysis, l982

PWE: The Politics of the World-Economy, l984

AMW: Africa and the Modern World, l986

ASM: Antisystemic Movements, 1989

RNC: Race, Nation, Class, l991

GPG: Geopolitics and Geoculture, 1991

USS: Unthinking Social Science, 1991

AL: After Liberalism, 1995

EW: The End of the World As We Know It, 1999

    "La Ghana face au present," Présence africaine, n.s., XVIII-XIX, févr.-mai 1958, 184-194. [Trans. Dutch 1957]

    "Evolving Patterns of African Society," in I. Wallerstein et al., The Political Economy of Contemporary Africa, National Institute of Social and Behavioral Science, Symposia Studies Series No. 1, December 1959, 1-7.

    "The Search for National Identity in West Africa," Eng. ed., No. 6/7, 1960, 17-29.

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