Announcing the Summer/Fall 2022 JWSR Special Issue on Immanuel Wallerstein: The Legacies


Our JWSR editorial team is pleased to announce the publication of the Journal of World-Systems Research Summer/Autumn 2023 Special Issue Immanuel Wallerstein: The Legacies.

This issue takes us on a journey through the breadth of what world-systems analysis offers not just to the field of sociology but to a trans-disciplinary, even anti-disciplinary social science. It features the special section “Immanuel Wallerstein: The Legacies,” compiled by guest editor Christopher Chase-Dunn, a series of essays expanded and reimagined from the “Old Heads Discuss Immanuel Wallerstein’s Ideas” at a conference last year. Among the other myriad contributions is the insightful essay by Jason W. Moore “Power, Profit, and Prometheanism, Part II: Superexploitation in the Web of Life.”

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Journal of World-Systems Research

Volume 29 Number 2

Special Issue on Immanuel Wallerstein: The Legacies

Summer/Fall 2023


Table of Contents

Andrej Grubačić and Rallie Murray | Editorial Note



Christopher Chase-Dunn | Immanuel Wallerstein: The Legacies

Craig Calhoun | Immanuel Wallerstein and the Genesis of World-Systems


Randall Collins | Wallerstein’s Decline and Fall of the Capitalist World-


John W. Meyer | Immanuel Wallerstein: Personal Reflections

Valentine M. Moghadam | Immanuel Wallerstein’s Lasting Legacies

Jonathan Turner | A Theorist’s Appreciation of Immanuel Wallerstein’s

Analysis of Inter-Societal Dynamics



Anouk Patel-Campillo | Analyzing Global Commodity Chains and Social Reproduction: Mapping the Household within Multi-Sited and Hierarchical Capitalist Relations

Ricardo Noronha | The Political Economy of the Carnation Revolution (1974–75): A World-Systems Analysis

Peter Wilkin | Every Day I Write the Book: Geoculture as Dominant Ideology in the Twenty-First Century

Martín Jacinto | Assessing the Stability of the Core/Periphery Structure and Mobility in the Post-2008 Global Crisis Era: A World-Systems Analysis of the International Trade Network

Roberto Ortiz | Weathering the Crisis: Oil, Financialization, and Socio-Ecological Turbulence since the 1970s

Paul S. Ciccantell et al. | Trade Wars and Disrupted Global Commodity Chains: Hallmarks of the Breakdown of the U.S. World Order and a New Era of Competition and Conflict?

Aryaman Sharma | Assessing Core-Monopolization and the Possibilities for the Semi-Periphery in the World-System Today: A Case Study of the Semiconductors Industry

Lewis Michael Birley | Cycles and Transformation: China’s State-Capitalism as Adaptive Strategy in the Arc of Capitalist Governance

Toufic Sarieddine | Shades of Red: Assessing China’s Hegemony in the Belt and Road Initiative



Salimah Valiani | Cancelling Apocalypse by Risking to Envision

Jason Moore | Power, Profit, and Prometheanism, Part II: Superexploitation in the Web of Life



Boaventura de Sousa Santos | Europe in a State of Denial

William Robinson | The Travesty of “Anti-Imperialism”



Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st-Century Qatar and Beyond by Natasha Iskander, reviewed by Patricia Ward



Javier García Fernández | The Case for a Decolonization of Global History: A Response to Bruce Gilley, Elvira Roca Barea and Sebastian Conrad



Marilyn Grell-Brisk | Erratum: Introduction to the Symposium: Parasitism and the Logics of Anti-Indigeneity and Antiblackness

Andrej Grubačić | Erratum: Review Of: Creolizing the Modern: Transylvania Across Empires

Andrej Grubačić | Erratum: Review Of: Creolizing the Modern: Transylvania Across Empires