World-Systems Theory in Practice Leadership, Production, and Exchange

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  • Copyright: 1999-01-14
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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In the quarter century since Wallerstein first developed world systems theory (WST), scholars in a variety of disciplines have adopted the approach to explain intersocietal interaction on a grand scale. These essays bring to light archaeological data and analysis to show that many historic and prehistoric states lacked the mechanisms to dominate the distant (and in some cases, nearby) societies with which they interacted.

Author Biography

Rani T. Alexander is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at New Mexico State University Gary M. Feinman is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Andre Gunder Frank is on the Graduate Faculty of Sociology at the University of Toronto and Professor Emeritus of Development Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam Thomas D. Hall is Lester M. Jones Professor of Sociology at DePauw University Robert J. Jeske is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P. Nick Kardulias is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the College of Wooster Lawrence A. Kuznar is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne Darrell LaLone is Professor of Anthropology at DePauw University George Modelski is Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Washington Ian Morris is Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology at Stanford University, and Chair of the Classics Department Peter N. Peregrine is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Lawrence University Edward M. Schortman is Professor of Anthropology at Kenyon College Mark T. Shutes is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Youngstown State University Gil J. Stein is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University William R. Thompson is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Patricia A. Urban is Professor of Anthropology at Kenyon College Peter S. Wells is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword xi(4)
Acknowledgments xv(2)
Preface xvii
1 World-Systems and Evolution: An Appraisal
Thomas D. Hall
2 Goodness of Fit: On the Relationship Between Ethnographic Data and World-Systems Theory
Mark T. Shutes
3 Legitimation Crises in Prehistoric Worlds
Peter N. Peregrine
4 The Changing Structure of Macroregional Mesoamerica: The Classic-Postclassic Transition in the Valley of Oaxaca
Gary M. Feinman
5 Negotiated Peripherality in Iron Age Greece: Accepting and Resisting the East
Ian Morris
6 Production Within and Beyond Imperial Boundaries: Goods, Exchange, and Power in Roman Europe
Peter S. Wells
7 The Emerging World-System and Colonial Yucatan: The Archaeology of Core-Periphery Integration, 1780-1847
Rani T. Alexander
8 Thoughts on the Periphery: The Ideological Consequences of Core/Periphery Relations
Patricia A. Uraban
Edward M. Schortman
9 Rethinking World-Systems: Power, Distance, and Diasporas in the Dynamics of Interregional Interaction
Gil J. Stein
10 Multiple Levels in the Aegean Bronze Age World-System
P. Nick Kardulias
11 World-Systems Theory, Core-Periphery Interactions, and Elite Economic Exchange in Mississippian Societies
Robert J. Jeske
12 The Inca Empire: Detailing the Complexities of Core/Periphery Interactions
Lawrence A. Kuznar
13 The Evolutionary Pulse of the World System: Hinterland Incursions and Migrations, 4000 B.C. to A.D. 1500
George Modelski
William R. Thompson
14 Abuses and Uses of World Systems Theory in Archaeology
Andre Gunder Frank
15 Does World-Systems Theory Work?: An Ethnographer's Perspective
Darrell LaLone
16 Conclusion
P. Nick Kardulias
Index 315(8)
About the Contributors 323

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