The so-called world system: Local initiative and local response

  title={The so-called world system: Local initiative and local response},
  author={Sidney Wilfred Mintz},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
  • S. Mintz
  • Published 1977
  • Economics
  • Dialectical Anthropology
Certain obvious matters having to do with The Modern World-System* need not detain us [ 1 ]. By now, the bare outlines of Wallerstein's argument have become familiar to a large and articulate population which has apparently not had time to read the book ? an unfortunate but rather common problem in contemporary scholarship. Many reviewers suggest that the substantive criticisms of Wallerstein's thesis will come from regional specialists, and specialists in particular historical periods, who… 
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  • M. Linden
  • Economics
    International Review of Social History
  • 2001
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