John Foran (sociologist)

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John Foran (born 1955) is an American sociologist with research interests in global climate justice; radical social movements, revolutions, and radical social change; Third World cultural studies; and Latin American and Middle Eastern studies. He has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and is a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Selected publications[edit]

  • On the Edges of Development: Cultural Interventions (coeditor, Routledge, 2009)
  • Revolution in the Making of the Modern World: Social Identities, Globalization, and Modernity (coeditor, Routledge, 2008)
  • Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
  • Feminist Futures: Re-imagining Women, Culture and Development (coeditor, Zed Press, 2003);
  • The Future of Revolutions: Re-thinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization (ed., Zed Press, 2003);
  • Theorizing Revolutions (ed., Routledge, 1997);
  • Fragile Resistance: Social Transformation in Iran From 1500 to the Revolution (Westview Press, 1993).

External links[edit]

  • Homepage at UCSB (this includes a link to his website on the case method of teaching in global and international studies, as well as a free e-book version of Fragile Resistance)