Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells is a Professor of Sociology at the Open University of Catalonia as well as University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California. He is also a Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Castells has been the recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships and awards over the course of his career, including the Guggenheim fellowship and 15 honorary doctorates.

Professor Castells’ work is focused on information society, communication, and globalization. He explores the crossroads between information and city life, drawing upon the concepts of urban sociology to illuminate how the increased adoption of technology shapes the human experience.

Representative Publications

Castells, Manuel. “A Network Theory of Power.” International Journal of Communication 5 (2011): 773-787.

Castells, Мanuel. “Globalisation and Identity. A Comparative Perspective.” Transfer 1 (2006): 56-66.

Cartier, Carolyn, Manuel Castells, and Jack Linchuan Qiu. “The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility, and Translocal Networks in Chinese Cities.” Studies in Comparative International Development 40.2 (2005): 9-34.

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