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Dr. Eric Mielants

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 212
p: x2783



  • 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 in progress]
  • 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:

  • "From the Periphery to the Core: A Case Study on the Migration and Incorporation of Recent Caribbean Immigrants in the Netherlands" in Caribbean Migration to the US and Western Europe, co-edited by Ramón Grosfoguel, Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez and Eric Mielants, Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2009: 58-93.
  • 'The Significance of Religious or Ethnic Movements in the 21st century World-System' (co-authored with Fouad Kalouche) in Mazhar Al- Zoby & Khaldoun Samman (eds.), Islam and the Modern Orientalist World-System, Paradigm Press, Boulder, CO, 2008: 129-153.
  • "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.
  • 'The long-term historical development of racist tendencies within the political and social context of Belgium’ in International Journal of Comparative Sociology vol. 47, nrs. 3/4 (2006): 313-334.
  • '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.