After History

The Last Frontier of Historical Capitalism
  • Richard E. Lee
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 9)


Old Boundaries. New Boundaries. Crossing Boundaries. Blurred boundaries. We live in a time of what seems to be a heightened sensitivity to the ways material and conceptual boundaries create limits and opportunities in the real world. To say that, however, is not to assert that hitherto social scientists have been unaware of the consequences of privileging one or another set of boundary-making criteria defining the what or whom they study. Indeed, what has come to be known as World-Systems Analysis arose amid, and took form through, critical reflection on the analytic object of inquiries into longterm, large-scale, social change.


Underdeveloped Area Interstate System Economic Backwardness World Capitalist System Axial Division 
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