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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

multidisciplinary, macro-scale approach to world history and social change which emphasizes the world-system (and not nation states) as the primary (but not exclusive) unit of social analysis; pioneered by Immanuel Wallerstein in 1974

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World-system theory complicates the pattern by a succession of hegemonies marked by major wars

—p.42 The End of Middle-Class Work: No More Escapes (37) by Randall Collins
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2 years, 9 months ago


Arrighi is a ‘world-systems’ theorist, one of the best known after Wallerstein, who is primarily responsible for developing this theory

—p.151 Capitalisms Old and New (139) by Gregory Elliott, Razmig Keucheyan
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2 years, 4 months ago


Mann challenges world-systems theorists on the issue of decline: the recession of the 1970s, it turns out, was an opportunity for the US to delay the crisis for several decades, permitting it to profit extensively from its seigneurial position

—p.132 Kaleidoscopics of Power (127) by Anders Stephanson
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2 years, 5 months ago