Immanuel Wallerstein

1930 - 2019

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Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein (; September 28, 1930 – August 31, 2019) was an American sociologist and economic historian. He is perhaps best known for his development of the general approach in sociology which led to the emergence of his world-systems approach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Immanuel Wallerstein has received more than 663,619 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Immanuel Wallerstein is the 13th most popular sociologist (up from 16th in 2019), the 492nd most popular biography from United States (up from 624th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Sociologist.

Wallerstein is most famous for his theory of world-systems which argues that the global economy is a capitalist system with a core of wealthy countries and a periphery of poor countries.

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Among sociologists, Immanuel Wallerstein ranks 13 out of 54Before him are Robert K. Merton, Erving Goffman, Anthony Giddens, Norbert Elias, Marcel Mauss, and Karl Mannheim. After him are Niklas Luhmann, Gabriel Tarde, Ulrich Beck, Pitirim Sorokin, C. Wright Mills, and Peter L. Berger.

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Among people born in 1930, Immanuel Wallerstein ranks 32Before him are Ion Iliescu, Bernie Ecclestone, Claude Chabrol, Maximilian Schell, Harold Pinter, and Niki de Saint Phalle. After him are Silvana Mangano, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Biljana Plavšić, Gary Becker, Hugh Everett III, and Tippi Hedren. Among people deceased in 2019, Immanuel Wallerstein ranks 16Before him are Agnès Varda, Franco Zeffirelli, Doris Day, Peter Fonda, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Jeffrey Epstein. After him are Mohamed Morsi, Karel Gott, Bibi Andersson, I. M. Pei, Albert Finney, and João Gilberto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Immanuel Wallerstein ranks 492 out of 15,968Before him are Cliff Burton (1962), Jared Leto (1971), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Steve Wozniak (1950), D. B. Cooper (1931), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916). After him are Nat King Cole (1919), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Harold Lloyd (1893), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), and Mary Higgins Clark (1927).

Among SOCIOLOGISTS In United States

Among sociologists born in United States, Immanuel Wallerstein ranks 3Before him are Talcott Parsons (1902) and Robert K. Merton (1910). After him are C. Wright Mills (1916), Daniel Bell (1919), Robert E. Park (1864), W. I. Thomas (1863), Harold Garfinkel (1917), Herbert Blumer (1900), David Riesman (1909), Edwin Sutherland (1883), and Seymour Martin Lipset (1922).