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John Walton

John Walton

Professor Emeritus


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



  • 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)

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • 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.

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