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Gifts & Promotions
From the Back Cover
Terence Kilbourne Hopkins (1929-1997) was a hidden gem of the field of world-systems studies who contributed indispensably to its foundation amid a lifelong collaboration and friendship with Immanuel Wallerstein. His pedagogical humanism, methodological rigor, and scientific commitment to social change, merged with his creatively flexible administrative skills to found the Graduate Program in Sociology at Binghamton University (SUNY). The student-centered, autonomous program fostered the formation of critically-minded scholars who pursue transdisciplinary sociology while fusing deeply personal commitments to long-term, large-scale social change.
In this significantly updated twentieth anniversary second edition of Mentoring, Methods, and Movements, Terence K. Hopkins’s former students organizing and contributing to a colloquium in his honor a few months before his untimely passing in January 1997 share key insights about what made him so unique and impactful in shaping their practices of engaged sociology—informed by an always open, dynamic, and self-reinventing World-Systems Analysis.
Editors: Immanuel Wallerstein and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
Contributors: Lu Aiguo, Rod Bush, Nancy Forsythe, Walter L. Goldfrank, Terence K. Hopkins, Resat Kasaba, Richard E. Lee , William G. Martin, Philip McMichael, Ravi Arvind Palat, Elizabeth McLean Petras, Beverly Silver, Evan Stark, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein: Introduction ix
I. Graduate Education: The Formation of Scholars
1. Walter L. Goldfrank: Deja Voodoo All Over Again: Rereading the Classics 3
2. William G. Martin: Opening Graduate Education: Expanding the Hopkins Paradigm 9
3. Ravi Arvind Palat: Terence Hopkins and the Decolonization of World-Historical Studies 27
4. Immanuel Wallerstein: Pedagogy and Scholarship 35
II. Methods of World-Historical Social Science
5. Resat Kasaba: Studying Empires, States, and Peoples: Polanyi, Hopkins, and Others 43
6. Richard E. Lee: Thinking the Past/Making the Future: Methods and Purpose in World-Historical Social Science 51
7. Philip McMichael: The Global Wage Relations as an Instituted Market 57
8. Elizabeth McLean Petras: Globalism Meets Regionalism: Process versus Place 63
9. Beverly Silver: The Time and Space of Labor Unrest 83
III. Scholars and Movements
10. Rod Bush: Hegemony and Resistance in the United States: The Contradictions of Race and Class 89
11. Nancy Forsythe: Theorizing About Gender: The Contributions of Terence K. Hopkins 101
12. Lu Aiguo: From Beijing to Binghamton and Back: A Personal Reflection on the Trajectory of Chinese Intellectuals 115
13. Evan Stark: Sociology as Social Work: A Case of Mis-Taken Identity 127
14. Terence K. Hopkins: Coda 143
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi: The Utopistics of Terence K. Hopkins, Twenty Years Later: A Postscript 145
Colloquium Photos 169
About the Contributors 193
Terence K. Hopkins Bibliography 205
From the inside pages …
"... I knew instinctively from the moment I came to Binghamton that this whole system was right, but I couldn't figure out why it was right. I knew also that it was different. And it's only over the years that I came to realize what this has to do with world-systems analysis.