Richard E. Lee, Immanuel Walllerstein, and Eric Mielants
Eric Mielants is a contributing author, "Reaction and Resistance: The Natural Sciences and the Humanities (1789-1945)," p. 34-54.
Book description: This book tells the story of how the very idea of 'two cultures' - the so-called divorce between science and the humanities - was a creation of the modern world-system that was consolidated in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by the establishment of the faculties and disciplines of the modern university system.
Paul Demeny, Geoffrey McNicoll, and Dennis Hodgson
Dennis Hodgson is a contributing author, "Contemporary Population Thought" pp. 765-772; "Frank Notestein" pp. 696-698; "Warren Thompson" pp. 939-940.
Book description: This successor to Macmillan's International Encyclopedia of Population provides expanded, up-to-date coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Designed to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years, topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates and problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more.
The Modern / Colonial / Capitalist World-System in the Twentieth Century: Global Processes, Antisystemic Movements, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge
Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodriguez, Ramon Grosfoguel, and Eric Mielants
Eric Mielants is a contributing author, "Mass Migration in the World-System: An Antisystemic Movement in the Long Run?" p. 79-102.
Book description: Examines world-system theory from the perspectives of global processes and antisystemic movements, feminist theory, and the aftermath of the colonial system.
An important building block for further advancing world-system theory, this book considers the theory from the perspectives of global processes and antisystemic movements, feminist theory, and the aftermath of the colonial system. The volume addresses three myths tied to Eurocentric forms of thinking: objectivist and universalist knowledges, the decolonization of the modern world, and developmentalism. All three myths, the authors argue, conceal the continued hierarchical and unequal relations of domination and exploitation between European and Euro-American centers and non-European peripheral regions. In this volume, world-system scholars address these and related aspects of the modern/colonial capitalist world-system.
Addressing the myth of universalist knowledge, the volume reminds us that our knowledge is situated in the gender, class, racial, and sexual hierarchies of a specific region in the world-system, while the coloniality of power additionally situates our knowledge. The volume further argues that the postcolonial era retains the hierarchy of colonialism, and the possibility of national development without global structural changes is one of the greatest 20th-century myths. Taking these perspectives into consideration, the contributors examine and help to refine classic world-system theory.
N. J. Smelser, James Wright, P. B. Baltes, and Dennis Hodgson
Dennis Hodgson is a contributing author, "Demography: 20th Century History of the Discipline."
Book description: This Encyclopedia is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale. Not since the publication in 1968 of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by David L. Sills, has there been such an ambitious project to describe the state of the art in all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences. It comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Bruno Blonde, Eric Vanhaute, and Eric Mielants
Eric Mielants is a contributing author, "The Role of Medieval Cities and the Origins of Merchant Capitalism," p. 111-139.
Book description: This book brings together specialists in economic and social history to explore a series of key mechanisms related to the organisation and interdependence of urban and rural labour markets. Labour and labour markets in and between town and countryside have been puzzling to economic historians for generations. This book brings together specialists in economic and social history to explore a series of key mechanisms related to the organisation and interdependence of urban and rural labour markets. A variety of issues, such as distribution, specialisation, and division of tasks, economies of urbanisation and -(conversely) rural de-localisation, (temporary) mobility of labour and commercial links, organisation of working time, methods of remuneration, gendered specialisation of activities, are dealt with in this book from the viewpoint of (changing) relationships between rural and urban labour markets. The renewed interest of social scientists in this research field is reflected by the diversity of the cases analysed according to geographical, demographic, and economic and political conditions. This book, therefore, provides interesting opportunities for a comparative reading of the significance of labour in the organisation of societies in the course of the centuries that preceded and led up to the 'industrial age' in Western Europe.
Winner of the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award in Architecture from the Association of American Publishers.
In Grand Central Terminal, Kurt C. Schlichting traces the history of this spectacular building, detailing the colorful personalities, bitter conflicts, and Herculean feats of engineering that lie behind its construction. Schlichting begins with Cornelius Vanderbilt—"The Commodore"—whose railroad empire demanded an appropriately palatial passenger terminal in the heart of New York City. Completed in 1871, the first Grand Central was the largest rail facility in the world and yet—cramped and overburdened—soon proved thoroughly inadequate for the needs of this rapidly expanding city. William Wilgus, chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad, conceived of a new Grand Central Terminal, one that would fully meet the needs of the New York Central line. Grand Central became a monument to the creativity and daring of a remarkable age. – Publisher description.
Christine Cipriani and David Crawford
David Crawford is a contributing author, "The High Atlas."
James E. Harf, B. Thomas Trout, Dennis Hodgson, Parker G. Marden, and Terry McCoy
Dennis Hodgson is a contributing author, "Population policy," pp. 77- 108 and (with P. Marden and T. McCoy) "The future of population," pp. 109-135.
Dennis Hodgson and Parker G. Marden
Dennis Hodgson is a co-editor, with Parker G. Marden.
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