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Regions and Interaction Networks: A World-System Perspective

  • Author(s): Christopher Chase-Dunn
  • Andrew Jorgenson
  • et al.
Abstract

We contend that interaction networks are far superior to cultural area and regional approaches for bounding human social systems. This article discusses methodological and conceptual issues in bounding human social systems and their interactions with the natural environment and examines several recent innovations in information technology that facilitate the study of interaction networks.

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