Manuel Castells

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Manuel Castells Oliván (Spanish: [kasˈtels]; Catalan: [kəsˈteʎs]; born 9 February 1942) is a Spanish sociologist especially associated with research on the information society, communication and globalization. In January 2020, he was appointed Minister of Universities in the Sánchez II Government of Spain.Castells is the Full Professor of Sociology, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), in Barcelona. He is also the University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manuel Castells has received more than 386,764 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Manuel Castells is the 22nd most popular sociologist (down from 18th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Spain (down from 227th in 2019) and the most popular Spanish Sociologist.

Manuel Castells is most famous for his work on the information society and globalization. He is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Among sociologists, Manuel Castells ranks 22 out of 54Before him are Ulrich Beck, Pitirim Sorokin, C. Wright Mills, Peter L. Berger, Robert Michels, and Daniel Bell. After him are Alain Touraine, Paul Lazarsfeld, Robert E. Park, Stuart Hall, Ziya Gökalp, and W. I. Thomas.

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Among people born in 1942, Manuel Castells ranks 71Before him are Wolfgang Schäuble, Scott Wilson, Junichiro Koizumi, Sandro Mazzola, Stanley B. Prusiner, and Gilberto Gil. After him are Lee Kun-hee, John Cale, Daniel Dennett, Terry Jones, Caetano Veloso, and Françoise Dorléac.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Manuel Castells ranks 279 out of 2,595Before him are Ibn Zuhr (1091), Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), Alfonso, Prince of Asturias (1907), Jorge Semprún (1923), La Belle Otero (1868), and Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609). After him are Nachmanides (1194), Lluís Llach (1948), Lope de Aguirre (1518), Pánfilo de Narváez (1478), Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), and Berengaria of Castile (1180).


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