Albert Einstein

The Quantum Enigma, a Decades-Old Cat Gone Elephant in a Room of Science, to Be Reported Unriddled In 2020

In a major new study in the sociology of scientific knowledge to be published on January 20, 2020, the first volume in a series to advance sociology from Newtonian toward quantum imaginations in favor of liberating self and global outcomes, social theorist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi will report having unriddled a decades-old elephant in the room, the ‘quantum enigma.’ [read more … ]

Immanuel and Beatrice Wallerstein
Immanuel and Beatrice Wallerstein at the 1996 Colloquium to Honor Terence K. Hopkins (1928-1997) - photo credit: Sunaryo
General Sociology

Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019): A Thanksgiving Tribute

This is a tribute to Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019) by a student of his, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, shared at the memorial organized by Beatrice and Kathy Wallerstein, Charles Lemert, and family and friends at Yale University on Nov. 10, 2019. [read more … ]

Decoloniality

Here’s a New English Verse Translation of “Adam’s Descendants,” a Poem from the Persian Poet Sa’di Shirazi, Adorning in Gold a Wall Carpet Gifted from Iran to the United Nations

Here’s a New English Verse Translation of “Adam’s Descendants,” a Poem from the Persian Poet Sa’di Shirazi, Adorning in Gold a Wall Carpet Gifted from Iran to the United Nations (An Interpretation and English Verse Translation by Mohammad H. (Behrooz) Tamdgidi, Dec. 3, 2018) [read more … ]

Decoloniality

Meanwhile, “Jamsheed’s Cup,” A Ghazal from Hafez Shirazi: Translated from Persian into English Verse—An Old Eastern, Iranian, Glimpse into the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Human Architecture, and Utopystics

Meanwhile, “Jamsheed’s Cup,” A Ghazal from the Hafez Shirazi: Translated from Persian into English Verse—An Old Eastern, Iranian, Glimpse into the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Human Architecture, and Utopystics (An Interpretation and English Verse Translation by Mohammad H. (Behrooz) Tamdgidi, Nov. 17, 2018) [read more … ]

General Sociology

The Utopistics of Terence K. Hopkins, Twenty Years Later: A Postscript

“The Utopistics of Terence K. Hopkins, Twenty Years Later: A Postscript” is a concluding editorial chapter written by Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, for the twentieth anniversary second edition of Mentoring, Methods, and Movements: Colloquium in Honor of Terence K. Hopkins by His Former Students and the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations, co-edited by Immanuel Wallerstein and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, recently published on Jan. 3rd, 2017, by Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press), Belmont, MA. [read more … ]

Mentoring, Methods, and Movements: Colloquium in Honor of Terence K. Hopkins by His Former Students and the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
General Sociology

Remembering Terence K. Hopkins (1929-1997): New Publication Announcement

Terence K. Hopkins (d. 1997) was a hidden gem of world-systems studies who contributed indispensably to its foundation amid a lifelong collaboration with Immanuel Wallerstein. In this book, Hopkins’s students discuss what made him so impactful in shaping their practices of sociology, informed by an always self-reinventing World-Systems Analysis. [read more … ]

Cartesianism

“Je suis Henri”: Charlie Hebdo’s Tragic Caricature of the Principle of Human Liberty

Empires and Al-Qaedas (or ISILs) are two faces of the same imperial coin. The West regards itself as a beauty, desperately seeking to cleanse the images of the beast on the wall of Islam, not realizing that the wall is a mirror and the reflected images of the beast on the wall ever cross-morphing by-products of its own orientalist imperial adventures across modern world-history. So, if one really wishes to do something serious about it, one has to be aware also of causes of monstrosities in oneself that are reflected as such in the mirror. This calls for a different kind of enlightenment. [read more … ]