Introduction: REVIEW SYMPOSIUM ON GIOVANNI ARRIGHI’S ADAM SMITH IN BEIJING

  • Thomas D. Hall Depauw University

Abstract

About sixteen months ago we began discussing commissioning a series of review essays on Arrighis Adam Smith in Beijing. The original idea was to publish a collection of essays from various world-systems scholars, and have Arrighi respond. As we all know, Giovanni became ill and sadly passed in summer of 2009. In commissioning the essays as book review editor I faced a special challenge. Some likely writers had already committed to essays for other venues (e.g., Janet Abo-Lughod 2008; Chris Chase-Dunn forthcoming). I also wanted to get a variety of approaches so that the entire collection would represent a diverse set of views. The following essays do that. We are especially fortunate to have an essay from Robert Denemark, who I asked to comment on Andre Gunder Franks probable take(s) on Adam Smith in Beijing. The remaining essays offer various insights into this important work.
Published
2009-08-26
How to Cite
Hall, T. D. (2009). Introduction: REVIEW SYMPOSIUM ON GIOVANNI ARRIGHI’S ADAM SMITH IN BEIJING. Journal of World-Systems Research, 15(2), 219. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2009.323
Section
Book Review Symposium: Giovanni Arrighi's Adam Smith In Beijing

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