Frieda Wunderlich

Frieda Wunderlich

Frieda Wunderlich was one of ten German professors brought to the United States by the New School for Social Research in 1933 to form

McKenzie Wark

Category : Sociology
McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark is the author of A Hacker Manifesto, Gamer Theory, 50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International and The Beach Beneath the

Charles Tilly

Category : Sociology
Charles Tilly

Charles Tilly (1929–2008) was a pioneer in joining sociology and history. Throughout his career, he was especially concerned with the ways in which ordinary

Hans Speier

Hans Speier

In 1933, Professor Speier came to the United States from Berlin and was one of 10 intellectuals who formed the University in Exile and

Ashley Montagu

Category : Race, Sociology
Ashley Montagu

Ashley Montagu, in full Montague Francis Ashley Montagu, original name Israel Ehrenberg (born June 28, 1905, London, Eng.—died Nov. 26, 1999, Princeton, N.J.), British

Clara Mayer

Category : Education, Sociology, Women
Clara Mayer

Clara Woolie Mayer was an educator associated with the New School for Social Research for nearly 30 years. Ms. Mayer was the New School’s

Russell Kirk

Category : Education, Sociology
Russell Kirk

Russell Kirk (1918 – 29 April 1994) was an American political theorist, conservative intellectual, historian of ideas, social critic, and man of letters, who

Sidney Hook

Category : Education, Sociology
Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook was born on December 20, 1902, to Issac and Jennie Hook. He studied at the City College of New York (BA) and

Leon Festinger

Category : Politics, Sociology
Leon Festinger

Photo: Leon Festinger, photographed at the University of Minnesota, USA, 1954. (C) ESTATE OF FRANCIS BELLO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. Web 31st Oct 2014. Leon Festinger.

Peter Berger

Category : Sociology
Peter Berger

Photo: onbeing.org. Web. 23 Oct 2014. Author: Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School Peter Ludwig Berger (b. March 17, 1929), one of America’s foremost

Janet Abu-Lughod

Category : Sociology, Women
Janet Abu-Lughod

Photo: newschool.edu. Web. 23 Oct 2014. Janet L. Abu-Lughod (1928-2013), professor emerita at The New School for Social Research and of Sociology at Northwestern

Janet Abu-Lughod, “Discontinuities and Persistence: One World System or a Succession of Systems”

Category : Sociology, Women

I’ve recently published a book on the world system in the thirteenth century, entitled Before European
Hegemony. It was intended in pan as a corrective to Immanuel Wallerstein’s work on the sixteenth century et seq. world-system. My criticism was that Wallerstein, while creatively extending the work of other historians and correcting for some of their biases, had still accepted the main line of western historical scholarship: namely, that the “story” becomes interesting only with the “Rise of the West” after 1450.

Source: Manuscript, The New School for Social Research (1990)  

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