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 … ]