Paul Ciccantell in Journal of World-Systems Research 19:1(Winter):159-162 [online, open access].
From the back cover:
“Hall and Fenelon give us a global perspective on
Indigenous social movements through detailed case studies of important
struggles across the globe. We learn about Maori of New Zealand, the Adevasi
in India, the Zapatista Movement in Mexico, and the Lakota and Navajo in the
United States. These and other movements are placed in a larger framework
that helps us understand how native peoples have been able to persist over
the centuries and resist the recent pressures of globalization. An excellent
text for classes that stress human rights and indigenous perspectives.”
|A World-Systems Reader: New
Perspectives on Gender, Urbanism, Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Ecology,
edited by Thomas D. Hall. 2000. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield Press.
This book brings together some of the most influential new research from the world-systems perspective. The authors survey and analyze new and emerging topics from a wide rand of disciplinary perspectives, from political science to archaeology. Each analytical essay is written in accessible language so that the volume serves as a lucid introduction both to the tradition of world-systems thought and the new debates that are sparking further research today.
"From the Stone Age to the stoned age and from Appalachia to
Zanzibar, A World-Systems Reader takes students on a fascinating
journey through time and space. The authors demonstrate the range and versatility of this
vital and expanding social science perspective through both deft summaries and in-depth
examples of contemporary research. A World-Systems Reader is
thus an excellent choice for courses on social change."Walter Goldfrank,
University of California
Reviews: Thomas R. Shannon in Journal of World-Systems Research 7:1 [http://jwsr.ucr.edu/archive/vol7/number1/bookreviews/index.shtml#hall]
|Rise and Demise: Comparing World-Systems. Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D.
Hall. 1997. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
This book compares the modern global
world-system with earlier regional intersocietal systems. Christopher Chase-Dunn and
Thomas Hall propose an evolutionary theory that explains how myriad small-scale systems
became unified into a single global system over the last ten thousand years. Their theory
focuses on semiperipheral societies as agents of expansion and transformation of political
structures and economic networks and suggests how basic transformation might occur in the
Mention, Book Award 2000, Political-Economy of the World-System section of
American Sociological Association:
|Economic Analysis Beyond the Local System, edited by Richard
Blanton, Peter Peregrine,
Deborah Winslow and Thomas D. Hall. 1997. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Order Info: 800-462-6420.
|Core/Periphery Relations in Precapitalist Worlds, edited by
Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall. 1991. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Now out of print. Available electronically:
|Social Change in the Southwest, 1350-1880. 1989. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.|
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