Frank JacobAug 8, 2023
Thinking and Applying World-Systems Theory in the 21st Century
Transcript Publishing 2022
Immanuel Wallerstein's world-systems theory can help to better understand and describe developments of the 21st century. The contributors of Wallerstein 2.0: Thinking and Applying World-Systems Theory in the 21st Century (Transcript Publishing, 2023) address ways to reread Wallerstein's theoretical thoughts in the humanities and social sciences. The presented interdisciplinary approach of this anthology intends to highlight the broader value of Wallerstein's ideas, even almost five decades after the famous sociologist and economic historian first expressed them.
Frank Jacob is a professor of global history at Nord Universitet, Norway.
Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network.