In this Book

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Scholars from history, sociology, and geography advocate overcoming disciplinary isolation, using Fernand Braudel’s concept of the longue durée as a rallying point. In his pathbreaking article “History and the Social Sciences: The Longue Durée,” Fernand Braudel raised a call for the social sciences to overcome their disciplinary isolation from one another. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the article’s publication, the contributors to this volume do not just acknowledge their debt to the past; they also bear witness to how the crisis Braudel recognized a half century ago is no less of a crisis today. The contributions included here, from scholars in history, sociology, and geography, reflect the spirit and practice of the intellectual agenda espoused by Braudel, coming together around the concept of the longue durée. Indeed, they are evidence of how the groundbreaking research originally championed by Braudel has been carried forward in world-systems analysis for a more socially relevant understanding of the planet and its future possibilities. The book concludes with a new translation of Braudel’s original article by famed sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. c-ii
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction: Fernand Braudel, the Longue Durée, and World-Systems Analysis
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. The Order of Historical Time: The Longue Durée and Micro-History
  2. pp. 9-34
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  1. History and Geography: Braudel’s “Extreme Longue Durée” as Generics?
  2. pp. 35-64
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  1. Dutch Capitalism and Europe’s Great Frontier: The Baltic in the Ecological Revolution of the Long Seventeenth Century
  2. pp. 65-96
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  1. The Semiproletarian Household over the Longue Durée of the Modern World-System
  2. pp. 97-136
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  1. In the Short Run Are We All Dead? A Political Ecology of the Development Climate
  2. pp. 137-160
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  1. The Longue Durée and the Status of “Superstructures”
  2. pp. 161-170
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  1. Nomads and Kings: State Formation in Asia over the Longue Durée, 1250–1700
  2. pp. 171-200
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  1. Long-Term Problems for the Longue Durée in the Social Sciences
  2. pp. 201-224
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  1. Journalism, History, and Eurocentrism: Longue Durée and the Immediate in Braudel and Wallerstein
  2. pp. 225-240
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  1. Appendix: History and the Social Sciences: The Longue Durée
  2. pp. 241-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-287
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438441955
Print ISBN
9781438441931
MARC Record
OCLC
794788136
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-26
Language
English
Open Access
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