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Dr. Eric Mielants

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
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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, Audiobook version narrated by John Skinner, Audible Inc., Newark, NJ, 2015  ].
  • 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, Routledge, NY, 2010.

Some Representative Articles and Essays:

“The State and the Market in Capitalism: frères ennemis ?” in Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Nr. 285, vol. 72, 2018, p. 267-278 

“Modern World -System or Capitalist Civilization?” with R. Grosfoguel in Roberto Korzeniwiecz (ed.) “The World-System as Unit of Analysis” Routledge, New York, 2017, p. 27-35

“Early Modern Antwerp: The First “World City”?” in Journal of Historical Sociology, June 2017, vol. 30, Nr. 2, p. 262-283

"Rassifisierung, Immigration und Identitätsbildung in Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten in der Longue durée" (with R. Grosfoguel) in Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte, 18.1, Spring 2017, p. 56-77

“Fortress Europe in the Field: Academics, Immigrants and Methodological Considerations for Educational Studies” (with M. Weiner), International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education,  Vol. 28, 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, p. 201-224.

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

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

'1968 and After: Transformations of the World-System and Antisystemic Movements' (with F. Kalouche) in William Martin (ed.) Making Waves: Worldwide Social Movements, Routledge, NY, 2008, p.  128-167.

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

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

'Field of Dreams: Cultures of Scholarship and Public Policy in the US’ (with David Goldberg and Ramon Grosfoguel) in International Journal of Comparative Sociology Vol. 47, nrs. 3/4 (2006), p. 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, Routledge, NY, 2004, p. 34-54.

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