Manuel Castells

Sociologist, Author

1942 –

29

Who is Manuel Castells?

Manuel Castells is a Spanish sociologist especially associated with research on the information society, communication and globalization.

The 2000–09 research survey of the Social Sciences Citation Index ranks him as the world’s fifth most-cited social science scholar, and the foremost-cited communication scholar.

He was awarded the 2012 Holberg Prize, for having "shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society." In 2013 he was awarded the Balzan Prize for Sociology.

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Born
Feb 9, 1942
Hellín
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession
Education
  • University of Barcelona
  • PhD, University of Paris
    Sociology
    ( - 1967)
  • Doctorate, University of Paris V: René Descartes
    Human science
  • PhD, Complutense University of Madrid
    Sociology
Employment
  • University of Southern California
Lived in
  • Santa Monica
  • Barcelona

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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