Richard E. Lee
Office: LT 403
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Professor Lee concentrates on the study of long-term, large-scale social change from the world-systems perspective. In the Department of Sociology he teaches the theory and methodology of historical social science. Professor Lee is also Director of the Fernand Braudel Center and Editor of Review. His research agenda focuses on the long-term intellectual and disciplinary structures of knowledge formation in writings that range across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Introduction to World-Systems Analysis
Classical Social Theory
Structures of Knowledge
Historical Social Science
Liberalism and After
2011-12 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
2012 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Hartford
Selected Publications, 2000-2012:
Knowledge Matters: The Structures of Knowledge and the Crisis of the Modern World-System (Brisbane, Aus.: Queensland University Press, 2010; New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 2011).
Life and Times of Cultural Studies: The Politics and Transformation of the Structures of Knowledge (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003).
The Longue Durée and World-Systems Analysis (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012).
Studies in World-Systems Analysis, Journal of Philosophical Economics: Special Issue (IV, 1, 2010), 1-211.
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge: Determinism, A Symposium coordinated by Aviv Bergmann, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, and Immanuel Wallerstein (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010).
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge: Reductionism, A Symposium coordinated by Aviv Bergmann, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, and Immanuel Wallerstein (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010).
Questioning Nineteenth-Century Assumptions about Knowledge: Dualism, A Symposium coordinated by Aviv Bergmann, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, and Immanuel Wallerstein (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010).
Overcoming the Two Cultures: Science versus the Humanities in the Modern World-System, coordinated with Immanuel Wallerstein (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004). [Turkish, 2007]
World-System Analysis: Contemporary Research and Directions, edited with Gerhard Preyer, Protosociology (20, 2004), 1-257.
Sociocybernetic Approaches to Social Change, International Review of Sociology (12, 2, July, 2002), 187-342.
Selected journal articles and book chapters
"Richard Hoggart and the Epistemological Impact of Cultural Studies," in The Uses of Richard Hoggart, edited by Sue Owen (London: Palgrave, 2008) 88-104.
"Economics, the Structures of Knowledge, and the Quest for a More Substantively Rational World." Journal of Philosophical Economics (1, 1, 2007), 8-21.
"Science Wars: Whither the Two Cultures?" in Cognitive Justice in a Global World: Prudent Knowledges for a Decent Life, edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2007), 71-86.
"Legitimating Hierarchy and Constructing Consensus, or the 'Cultural' Aspect of the Modern World-System: The Morant Bay Uprising, the Irish Rebellion, and English Franchise Reform." Review (XXX, 3, 2007), 215-29.
"Between Wert and Wissen: A Future for the Three Cultures?" in Collection in the Humanities (Riga: Russian Baltic Institute (2005), 131-45).
"Cultural Studies, Complexity Studies and the Transformation of the Structures of Knowledge." International Journal of Cultural Studies (10, 1, 2007), 11-20.
"Complexity and the Social Sciences." Review (XXIX, 1, 2006), 115-34.
"Complexity Studies," in Overcoming the Two Cultures: The Sciences versus the Humanities in the Modern World-System (New York: Paradigm, 2004), 107-17.
"The 'Culture Wars' and the 'Science Wars'," in Overcoming the Two Cultures: The Sciences and the Humanities in the Modern World-System (New York: Paradigm, 2004), 189-202.
"O destino das 'duas culturas': mais uma salva de tiros nas 'guerras da cienica'," in Conhecimento Prudente para uma Vida Decente: Um Discurso as Ciencias Revisado, edited by Boaventura dos Santos (Oporto:Afrontamento, 2003), 85-102.
"Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again? The Structures of Knowledge and the Future of the Social Sciences." Futures (35, 2003), 621-32.
"The Third Arena; Trends and Logistics in the Geoculture of the Modern World System," in Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System, Volume I, edited by Wilma A. Dunaway (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003), 120-27.
"La crisis de las estructuras del conocimiento: hacia donde nos vamos?" in Desafios de la transdisciplinaridad, edited by Alberto Florez Malagon and Carmen Millan de Benavides (Bogota: CEJAS, 2002), 206-15.
"After History? The Last Frontier of Historical Capitalism," in Borderlines in a Globalized World: New Perspectives in a Sociology of the World-System, edited by Gerhard Preyer and Mathias Bös (London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002), 67-82.
"Bucking the System: The TimeSpace of Antisystemic Movemements," in The Modern World System in the 20th Century, edited by Ramon Grosfuguel and Margarita Rodriguez (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002), 21-32.
"The Structures of Knowledge and the Future of the Social Sciences: Two Postulates, Two Propositions and a Closing Remark." Journal of World-Systems Research (VI, 3, 2000), 786-96.
"Structures of Knowledge" (With Immanuel Wallerstein), in The Blackwell Companion to Sociology, edited by Judith Blau (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 2000), 227-35.