is professor in the Department of Sociology
and concurrent professor of American
Studies at the University of Notre Dame
He is the author of:
From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
The Meaning of Things, coauthor with M. Csikszentmihalyi
(Cambridge University Press, 1981)
an enlarged version of Halton’s dissertation
Also in German, Italian, Japanese and Hungarian translations
Here are selected additional publications.
* "Not Free": An op-ed on the militarization of the police, submitted June 28, 2014, published August 26, 2014, South Bend Tribune.
* Interviewed on Huffington Post Live, November 25, 2013, on Thanksgiving Becomes a National Shopping Day
* A blog entry from September 28, 2011 on The Megapower Elite
* A blog entry from August 9, 2011 at Notre Dame Magazine on Where U At?
* Halton reading his poem Keystrokes at a 2011 poetry marathon sponsored by Artpost.
* An Op-ed on Swine or "NAFTA" flu from 2009, responding to Indiana Health officials: Recent op-ed on H1N1 flu leaves public ill-informed
* Listen to Halton on WCUR Kansas City's The Walt Bodine Show: Walt Bodine Show Archives, January 8, 2009
* Listen to Halton speaking at the Kansas City Public Library: Kansas City Public Library, January 8, 2009
* See Halton interviewed on Christmas and Materialism, 2008. And also in 2011: Christmas and Consumerism
* Hear Halton on the National Public Radio show The Connection, speaking with Tom Litton from the self storage industry
host Dick Gordon on the theme of "Storing the Self," from August 25,
* Read an essay from Notre Dame Magazine, "Spent," by John Monczunski, who visited Halton's class on materialism: Spent >
* And another visit to the class by English actor Paul McCleary: British Actors Make the Classroom Their Stage
* And a short piece on
Halton from The Bend Magazine
* From Jumpin’ Gene’s early high jumping and protest days, 40 years later, May, 2010: Tin Soldiers and Nixon Coming
Halton has also performed blues harmonica internationally. Click here for info on and samples of Jumpin' Gene's music
Gene’s song “Tow Truck Man” appears on the recent Willie Buck CD on Delmark Records released in November, 2012.
Gene playing at The Acorn Theater with fellow sociologist and bassist Bill Bielby’s band The Newports Blues Rock Allstars, July 22, 2014
Jumpin’ Gene sitting in with the Rickey Nye Trio and Tom Moore at Quincy’s Café, Feb. 3, 2013.
Gene and Tom get into a call and response harmonica dialogue on Sonny Boy Williamson’s Eyesight to the Blind
And here for a performance at Buddy Guy’s Legends in
Chicago with the legendary performer, The Tail Dragger: Don't Start me Talkin'
* You can read a brief biographical statement here about the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce,
the founder of pragmatism and the doctrine of signs known as semeiotic.
* And here is a brief biographical sketch of Lewis Mumford , another American original, who Malcolm Cowley called, “the last of the great
* Another brief statement is on Charles Morris , a philosopher associated with semiotics, pragmatics, and George Herbert Mead's work.
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