May 2014

Critical Sociology May 2014 vol. 40 no. 3 431-449, Sage.

  Publisher Link >> Abstract In this paper, I discuss ways in which several important fiscal and monetary policies implemented in Brazil after the Real Plan interfered with class relations and how they reveal the financial class character of the state. The fiscal policies analyzed are the...
July 2012

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 642 no. 1 186-199

  This article, based on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, describes the strategies for the presentation of the Self employed by Eastern European immigrant women in the Italian northeast. These middle-aged women migrated alone, are employed as live-in care workers, and often lack legal status...
July 2012
Vani Kulkarni

From Bringing Fieldwork Back In: Contemporary Urban Ethnographic Research, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

  Publisher Link >> Abstract: This study is an ethnographic investigation of a gram sabha (village assembly), the cornerstone of local democracy, in Soonaghalli, in the Mandya district of Southern Karnataka, India. Observation of the meeting and informal, open-ended conversations with the...
July 2012
Elijah Anderson, Duke Austin, Craig Holloway, Vani Kulkarni

From Bringing Fieldwork Back In: Contemporary Urban Ethnographic Research, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 642: 25-42

  Publisher Link >> Abstract: With the racial progress the nation has made over the past half century, including the growth of the black middle class and the election of a black president, many are now prepared to proclaim the United States a postracial society, where egalitarian values...
July 2012

Social Science Research Volume 41, Issue 4, July 2012, Pages 888–903

  A popular explanation for race and ethnic disparities in academic achievement is that minorities are exposed to different peers and have different opportunities to make friends with high-achievers. Although we know that adolescents from different race and ethnic groups attend different schools...
March 2012
Duke Austin

(SOP-11-03-0037.R1) for publication in a forthcoming issue of Sociological Perspectives

Previous research has found that disaster preparedness practices can be theoretically grouped into eight dimensions of preparedness. In this research note, the author utilizes factor analysis to expand Sutton and Tierney’s literature review with empirical data gathered from ninety-three...
January 2012
Sadia Saeed

Political Power and Social Theory 23 (2012): 189-223.

  Publisher Link >> Abstract: This paper examines the Pakistani state’s shift from the accommodation to exclusion of the heterodox Ahmadiyya community, a self-defined minority sect of Islam. In 1953, the Pakistani state rejected demands by a religious movement that Ahmadis be legally...
June 2011

(2011) [1989] Revised ed. with New Prologue. San Francisco: Univ. of California Press.

  >Publisher link Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the...
January 2010
Vani Kulkarni

(With S.V. Subramanian) in Brown, T., McLafferty, S. & Moon, Graham (Editors) A Companion to Health and Medical Geography. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Publisher Link >>     Summary This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Use and Interpretation of the Different Ways of Capturing Dispersion in Health Health Inequality versus Social Inequalities in Health Outlining a Social Inequalities in Health Perspective...
December 2007
Sadia Saeed

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 7,3 (2007): 132-52.

Publisher Link >> Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between nationalism, state formation, and the marginalisation of national minorities through an historical focus on Pakistani state’s relationship with the Ahmadiyya community, a self-defined minority sect of Islam. In...
June 2006

New York: The New Press.

>Publisher Link   Ever since the Enlightenment, Western intervention around the world has been justified by appeals to notions of civilization, development, and progress. The assumption has been that such ideas are universal, encrusted in natural law. But, as Immanuel Wallerstein argues in this...
December 2005

Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

>Publisher Link   Africa: The Politics of Independence and Unity combines into one edition for the first time Africa: The Politics of Independence and Africa: The Politics of Unity. With a new introduction by the author, this edition provides some of the earliest and most valuable analysis of...
April 2005

Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers

>Publisher Link In this book, prominent scholars from around the world debate two major themes: the past and future of the capitalist world-economy and ways in which a capitalist economy shapes Western research, the academy, and broader knowledge structures. Putting the two themes together,...
August 2004

Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

>Publisher Link   In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems...
March 2004

Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

>Publisher Link The Uncertainties of Knowledge extends Immanuel Wallerstein’s decade-long work of elucidating the crisis of knowledge in current intellectual thought. He argues that the disciplinary divisions of academia have trapped us in a paradigm that assumes knowledge is a certainty...