Immanuel Wallerstein (b. 1940) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton and the founder and former director of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations in Binghamton. He is also the former President of the International Sociological Association (1994-1998).
Prof. Wallerstein writes in three domains of world-systems analysis: the historical development of the modern world-system; the contemporary crisis of the capitalist world-economy; the structures of knowledge. Main books in each of these domains include respectively The Modern World-System
(3 vols.); Utopistics, or Historical Choices for the Twenty-first Century
; and Unthinking Social Science: The Limits of Nineteenth-Century Paradigms
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