. More from the Contributors“This is not going to be a personal speech, but the invisible hand of Terence K. Hopkins liesabout me and in most of what I’ve written since I left Binghamton. . (Somebody observedthere are many Hopkinses. It’s very clear that Hopkins is a rich totality of many determinationsand relations.)” —Philip McMichael, Cornell University“The study of regionalism vis-̀-vis globalism parallels the two poles of Terence Hopkins’sown intellectual development which began with the study of small group interaction andculminated with a focus on the dynamics of the world-system. .” —Elizabeth McLean Petras,Scholar and Author“Hopkins’s comments are on his characteristic yellow-lined paper, handwritten commentswith a #2 pencil. The first line reads “. It’s very good, but ..” Then comes the “but”—one,two, three, four pages of “but.” . even the Hopkins phrases were not immune to skepticalsupport. Exhibiting his characteristic penchant for sustained auto-critique, Hopkins wrote inthe margins of the paper .” —Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University“. my association with Terence Hopkins changed my life. He deepened my understanding ofworld-systems, he taught me what it meant to be a scholar who was deeply concerned aboutthe movements; he was a role model for how to be a committed intellectual. . He was atireless and merciless critic. Yet I never felt demeaned or belittled. . He pounded home timeand again that it was not helpful to view race and class as binary opposites, ..” —Rod Bush(1945-2013), St. John’s University“. key points in the work of Hopkins elucidate productive ways of meeting the criteria setby feminists for the study of gender. . World-systems analysis has thus far not dealt withsubjective and objective, self and society as dimensions of the modern world-system. Critiqueof these as discrete units of analysis is implicit in world-systems analysis, but focused attentionon these is the contribution of feminist theory to the discussion of unit of analysis.” —NancyForsythe, Feminist Scholar and Activist“. The time I was fortunate to spend with him allowed me to have a sense of his profoundconcern about the welfare of humanity and commitment to the cause of the unprivileged ..”—Lu Aiguo, Inst. of World Economies and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing“It was not what Hopkins actually said to me that mattered, not his educational program noreven his parenthetical letters, but what he is (and now what he was), a style of being alive, amagical dance he does with his body or with you or with parts of who he was that had failedhim, or weren’t there to begin with, a dance in which he laughs, turning away just enough tohelp you see it is not you he is laughing at, but us.” —Evan Stark, Rutgers University“. It’s up to the movements to appropriate us. It’s up to us to appropriate movements. I wishonly that there be a continuation of this, really if you think about it on a world scale, oddsolidarity. It is worth continuing. Thank you.” —Terence K. Hopkins (1929-1997), BinghamtonUniversity“Gathered in this volume . are sociologically imaginative world-systems analyses of TerenceK. Hopkins, amid the world-historical public issues that deeply troubled him personally andare even more prevalent today.” —Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, UMass Boston / OKCIR