Alain Touraine

| birth_place = Hermanville-sur-Mer, France | education = École Normale Supérieure | alma_mater = University of Paris | employer = École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales | occupation = Sociologist | relatives = Marisol Touraine (daughter) }}

Alain Touraine (; born 3 August 1925) is a French sociologist. He is research director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, where he founded the ''Centre d'étude des mouvements sociaux''. Touraine was an important figure in the founding of French sociology of work after World War II and later became an internationally-renowned sociologist of social movements, particularly the May 68 student movement in France and the Solidarity trade-union movement in communist Poland. Provided by Wikipedia
by Touraine, Alain
Published 1998
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