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Dr. Immanuel Wallerstein: “World-Systems Analysis and the Disciplines: The Past, the Present, and Hopefully the Future”

May 15, 2012  |  Kresge Town Hall

The Department of Anthropology’s Emerging Worlds Lecture SeriesProfessor Immanuel Wallerstein

Yale University“World-Systems Analysis and the Disciplines: The Past, the Present, and Hopefully the Future”

Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University, Discussant
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Kresge Town HallGraduate Student Workshop
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
10:00am – 12:00 noon
Social Sciences 1, Room 261

Graduate Student and Faculty Reading Seminar
Reading: Immanuel Wallerstein, The Uncertainties of Knowledge (available at the Literary Guillotine)
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: TBA

Pre-registration requested: Please email Allyson Ramage

Professor Immanuel Wallerstein is the pre-eminent theorist of world-systems. His writings have consistently focused on the unequal distribution of resources, power and life chances resulting from world-systems hierarchies.  His work on world-systems subsequently led him to analyze the ordering of disciplinary knowledge.  Professor Wallerstein is currently Senior Research Scholar at Yale and formerly Director of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at SUNY, Binghamton, where he was also distinguished professor of Sociology.Professor David Palumbo-Liu co-edited, with Bruce Robbins and Nirvana Tanoukhi, Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture (Duke University Press, 2011). His most recent work is The Deliverance of Others–Reading Literature in a Global Age ( Duke UP, forthcoming).

These events are co-sponsored by the Division of Graduate Studies, the Division of Social Sciences and Kresge College.


May 15, 2012