Home | People |

John Walton


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Focus

Historical and Comparative Sociology, Social Change and Revolution, Political Economy of Development, Urban Sociology, Cultural Sociology

Selected Publications

Book cover for Legendary Detective

The Legendary Detective: The Private Eye in Fact and Fiction


The book The Legendary Detective: The Private Eye in Fact and Fiction, John Walton is published by University of Chicago Press.

  • 2003 Storied Land: Community and Memory in Monterey, University of California Press.
  • 1994 Free Markets and Food Riots: The Politics of Global Adjustment, Oxford, U.K., Blackwell Publishers.
  • 1992 Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture and Rebellion in California, University of California Press.
  • 1984 Reluctant Rebels: Comparative Studies of Revolution and Underdevelopment, New York, Columbia University Press.


  • Leverhulme Trust Fellowship UK, 2001
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center Visiting Scholar, 1993
  • Robert E. Park Award (American Sociological Association, 1993)
  • J. S. Holiday Award (California Historical Society, 1993)