Alejandro Portes is the author of Immigrant America (3.92 avg rating, 124 ratings, 6 reviews, published 1990), Legacies (3.76 avg rating, 54 ratings, 4 r.
Alejandro Portes (born October 13, 1944) is a prominent Cuban-American sociologist.He is a member of the National Academy of Science, and of the Board of Trustees and the Scientific Council at the IMDEA Social Sciences Institute. He also served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1999. His academic studies have focused on immigration to the United States and factors.
These were the questions that led me to the work of Alejandro Portes, a professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. Portes’s research and writing, much of which documents how immigrants are reshaping the United States, has challenged many of Huntington’s arguments.The term ethnic enclave first emerged in the contemporary sociological literature in 1967 (Hanna and Hanna 1967).However, Alejandro Portes and his colleagues (Portes and Bach 1985; Portes and Manning 1985; and Portes and Stepick 1985; but see also Model 1985) are credited with developing the concept theoretically and bringing it to the forefront in our understanding of the labor market.The value of a specific source of social capital depends significantly on the socio-economic position of the source within society. Furthermore, Portes has identified four negative consequences of social capital; exclusion of outsiders, excess claims on group members, restrictions on individual freedom and downward levelling norms (Portes, 1998).
Before joining the University of Miami School of Law, Alejandro Portes was the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. He has formerly taught at Johns Hopkins University, where he held the John Dewey Chair in Arts and Sciences; Duke.Read More
The title and subtitle of this finely calibrated volume serve its potential readers well. The title instantly directs attention to its principal scholarly aim—a linkage and partial fusion of ideas central to both economic sociology and the sociology of immigration, fields that are experiencing an energetic renewel and, I think it safe to say, definite advancement.Read More
Alejandro Portes's 265 research works with 40,902 citations and 12,703 reads, including: Bifurcated immigration and the end of compassion.Read More
Address to the American Sociological Association, Alejandro Portes (2000) offers a typology of alternative goals, means and outcomes, illustrated by sociological writings and research.Read More
Rationality in the Slum: An Essay on Interpretive Sociology ALEJANDRO PORTES University of Texas, Austin I. INTRODUCTION The peripheral slum population in urban Latin America is still character-ized, despite much research to the contrary a focu, as of discontent and political disruptiveness.1 The resilienc ofe this approach lie ins its being.Read More
The Economic Sociology of Immigration: Essays on Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship. In this Book.. Alejandro Portes also depicts the difference between the attitudes of American-born youths and those of recent immigrants and its effect on the economic success of immigrant children.Read More
Alejandro Portes He has formerly taught at Johns Hopkins University, where he held the John Dewey Chair in Arts and Sciences; Duke University, and the University of Texas-Austin. In 1997, he was elected president of the American Sociological Association and served in that capacity in 1998-99.Read More
Home — Essay Samples — Literature — Novel — Religion in Playing for the Devil’s Fire This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional essay writers.Read More
Migration and Social Change: Some Conceptual Reflections1 by Alejandro Portes Princeton University August 2008 1 Keynote address to the conference on “Theorizing Key Migration Debates”, Oxford University, July 1, 2008. I thank Erik Vickstrom for his assistance with library research for this essay and Stephen Castles and Raul Delgado-.Read More
How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands. examines the range of economic, social, and cultural impacts immigrants have had, both knowingly and unknowingly, in their home countries. The book opens with overviews of the ways migrants become agents of homeland development. The essays that follow focus on the varied impacts immigrants have had in China, India, Cuba, Mexico, the Philippines.Read More