Book Chapter — Deja Voodoo All Over Again: Rereading the Classics — by Walter L. Goldfrank
Walter Goldfrank explains, amid his anecdotal commentary on the importance of rereading the sociology classics, why Hopkins succeeded in building an alternative pedagogical environment amid the mainstream academia. Reminding us of the centrality of “relational thinking” in Hopkins’s teaching, Goldfrank lays his primary emphasis, when recalling Hopkins’s approach to the agency-structure dialectic, on the side of the agencies’ role in shaping relations and building new social structures. Without this emphasis it would be impossible to understand why Hopkins dedicated such efforts in building an alternative pedagogical enclave amid an existing (academic) world-system.
Goldfrank, Walter L. 2017. “Welcoming.” Pp. 3-7 in 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. Edited by Immanuel Wallerstein and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi. Twentieth Anniversary Second Edition. Belmont, MA: Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Pres).
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