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Wallerstein, I.

Wallerstein, I.

Immanuel Wallerstein, born in New York City, New York, USA, in 1930. Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York City. Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University and Senior Research Scholar at Yale University, New Haven.

Guest of the Rector (1 january 2002 – 31 March 2002)

I have written Chapter 3 of Volume IV of The Modern World-System. (There will be four chapters in all.) The Chapter is 127 pages long with the provisional title “The Making of the Citizen: Theorizing and Organizing”. It covers the period 1789-1918, and traces the linkage between the concept of citizenship that emerged from the French Revolution, the theorizing of a large series of binary categories, and the construction of social movements seeking full citizenship (workers, women’s, and antiracist movements, among others).

While here, I was also able to write quite a number of other smaller items: revisions to Chapters 1 and 2 of Volume 4; a post face to the second edition of Le capitalisme historique; and seven short articles. I also gave eight interviews on my work. And I gave 12 public talks in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and Brazil.