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Dr. Eric Mielants

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 212
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  • The Origins of Capitalism and the Rise of the West. Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 2007. [paperback ed. 2008, Japanese translation: Fujiwara-shoten, Kyoto, 2011 ; Korean translation, Geulhangari Publishers, Seoul, 2012 ; Indian edition, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 2013 ].
  • Caribbean Migration to the US and Western Europe: Essays on Incorporation, Identity and Citizenship, co-edited with Ramón Grosfoguel and Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 2009.
  • Mass Migration in the World-System: Past, Present and Future, co-edited with Terry-Ann Jones, Paradigm Press, Boulder, CO, 2010.

Some Representative Articles and Essays:

“Fortress Europe in the Field: Academics, Immigrants and Methodological Considerations for Educational Studies” with M. Weiner, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education,  Volume 28, Issue 4, April 2015, p. 437-456

“Long Term Problems for the Longue Durée in the Social Sciences” in Richard E. Lee & Immanuel Wallerstein (co-eds.) The Longue Durée and World-Systems Analysis, State University of New York Press, Albany, 2012, pp. 201-224.

“The Great Transition Debate and World-Systems Analysis” in Salvatore Babones & Christopher Chase-Dunn (co-eds.) Routledge International Handbook of World System Analysis, Routledge, New York, 2012, pp. 56-62.

"Le développement historique de la xénophobie et de l'Islamophobie dans le contexte sociopolitique belge" in M. Mestiri Islamophobie dans le monde moderne, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Paris, 2008: 29-60.

'1968 and After: Transformations of the World-System and Antisystemic Movements' (co-authored with Fouad Kalouche) in William G. Martin (ed.) Making Waves: Worldwide Social Movements, 1760-2005, Paradigm Press, Boulder, Co, 2008: 128-167.

'Connecting the Global and Local: The Impact of Globalization on Civil Society: 1990-2000’. (co-authored with Jeffrey Kentor) in Civil Society - Local and Regional Responses to Global Challenges, in Mark Herkenrath (ed.), World Society Studies & LIT Verlach, Zurich & Berlin, 2007: 27-52.

'The Long-Durée Entanglement Between Islamophobia and Racism in the Modern/Colonial Capitalist/Patriarchal World-System' (co-authored with Ramón Grosfoguel) in Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Vol. V, nr. 1, 2006: 1-12.

'Field of Dreams: Cultures of Scholarship and Public Policy in the US’ (co-authored with David Theo Goldberg and Ramón Grosfoguel) in International Journal of Comparative Sociology Vol. 47, nrs. 3/4 (2006): 259-280.

'Reaction and Resistance: The Natural Sciences and the Humanities (1789-1945)' in Richard Lee & Immanuel Wallerstein (eds.) Overcoming the Two Cultures: Science versus the Humanities in the Modern World-System, Paradigm Press, Boulder, CO, 2004: 34-54.

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