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Walton, John 1937-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 211 publications in 3 languages and 8,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Trivia and miscellanea  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, ed
Classifications: HT127.5, 301.361
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Walton
Western times and water wars : state, culture, and rebellion in California by John Walton( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities in change: studies on the urban condition by John Walton( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor, class, and the international system by Alejandro Portes( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor, Class, and the International System explores the interface between the labor process, class structure, and the global requirements of accumulation as a necessary complement to the analysis of capital and dominant institutions and focus on this interaction to clarify some of the apparent contradictions and bring the general models in line with empirical reality. The book provides analysis of concepts and hypotheses derived from general theory with available empirical knowledge on each particular topic. Each chapter addresses problem areas namely, international migration; pre-capitali
Urban Latin America : the political condition from above and below by Alejandro Portes( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reluctant rebels : comparative studies of revolution and underdevelopment by John Walton( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The City in comparative perspective : cross-national research and new directions in theory by John Walton( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free markets & food riots : the politics of global adjustment by John Walton( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes and explains the extraordinary wave of popular protest that swept across the so-called Third World and the countries of the former socialist bloc during the period from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, in response to the mounting debt crises and the austerity measures widely adopted as part of economic 'reform' and 'adjustment'. During the development decades of the 1960s and 1970s, governments around the world borrowed heavily to finance economic and social development, only to succumb to the global debt crisis and general recession of the 1980s. The last 15-20 years have witnessed the increasing adoption of neo-liberal austerity measures, led by the stabilization and structural adjustment programmes of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which have averted a crisis for international banks by shifting the burden to the urban poor in the less developed or 'emergent' developing nations. Free Markets and Food Riots explores this general proposition in a cross-national study of the austerity protests, or 'IMF Riots' that have affected so many debtor nations since the mid-1970s. The book argues that modern austerity protests, like the classical 'bread riots' in eighteenth-century Europe, are political acts aimed at injustice, but acts that are an integral part of the process of international economic and political restructuring. Modern food riots are most important for what they reveal about global economic transformation and its social, and political, consequences
Elites and economic development : comparative studies on the political economy of Latin American cities by John Walton( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed comparative analysis of development politics in four urban regions of Latin America
Framing and being framed : 7 works, 1970-75 by Hans Haacke( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Germanic and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and critical inquiry : the work, tradition, and purpose by John Walton( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital and labour in the urbanized world by John Walton( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary detective : the private eye in fact and fiction by John Walton( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""I'm in a business where people come to me with troubles. Big troubles, little troubles, but always troubles they dont want to take to the cops." That's Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, succinctly setting out our image of the private eye. A no-nonsense loner, working on the margins of society, working in the darkness to shine a little light. The reality is a little different - but no less fascinating. In The Legendary Detective, John Walton offers a sweeping history of the American private detective in reality and myth, from the earliest agencies to the hard-boiled heights of the 1930s and '40s. Drawing on previously untapped archival accounts of actual detective work, Walton traces both the growth of major private detective agencies like Pinkerton, which became powerful bulwarks against social and labor unrest, and the motley, unglamorous work of small-time operatives. He then goes on to show us how writers like Dashiell Hammett and editors of sensational pulp magazines like Black Mask embellished on actual experiences and fashioned an image of the PI as a compelling, even admirable, necessary evil, doing society's dirty work while adhering to a self-imposed moral code. Scandals, public investigations, and regulations brought the boom years of private agencies to an end in the late 1930s, Walton explains, in the process fully cementing the shift from reality to fantasy."--Publisher's website
Storied land : community and memory in Monterey by John Walton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Storied Land is not only an important record of events - it is also a powerful and innovative investigation of how historical narratives are produced. Walton looks at how Franciscan missionaries and military governors created competing historical narratives of "civilizing" the Native American population. He explores changing historical conditions that generate successive narratives of Yankee progress, Spanish romance, and working-class Cannery Row. Today the nostalgic story of early California competes with political activists' conceptions of environmental protection and ethnic diversity. Walton uses these historical examples to examine the larger issues of collective memory, arguing that history is a product of the interplay of events and narratives."--Jacket
Small worlds : method, meaning, and narrative in microhistory( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essential feature of this perspective is a search for significance in the microcosm, the large lessons discovered in small worlds. Urging the recognition of potential commonalities among archaeology, history, sociology, and anthropology, the authors propose that historical interpretation should move freely across disciplines, historical study should be held up to the present, and individual lives should be understood as the intersection of biography and history. The authors develop these themes in a kaleidoscope of places and periods - West Africa, the Yucatan peninsula, Italy, Argentina, California, Brazil, Virginia, and Boston, among others. They illuminate discrete places, people, and processes through which both the intimacy of lived experience and the more distant forces that shaped their days can be viewed simultaneously."--BOOK JACKET
Urban poverty in Latin America by John Walton( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciudades y sistemas urbanos : economía informal y desorden espacial by John Walton( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Haacke : framing and being framed : 7 works 1970-75 by Hans Haacke( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political organization of Chicago's Latino communities by John Walton( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbanization, industrialization and voting in Mexico : a longitudinal analysis of official and opposition party support by John Walton( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of methods and findings in studies of community power structure by John Walton( )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Western times and water wars : state, culture, and rebellion in California
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Free markets & food riots : the politics of global adjustmentSociology and critical inquiry : the work, tradition, and purposeStoried land : community and memory in MontereySmall worlds : method, meaning, and narrative in microhistory
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