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Roger Waldinger


Los Angeles, Etats Unis




Roger Waldinger is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UCLA. He has worked on international migration throughout his career, writing on a broad set of topics, including immigrant entrepreneurship, labor markets, assimilation, the second generation, high-skilled immigration, immigration policy, and public opinion. The author of six books, most recently, How the Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor (University of California Press, 2003)Harvard University, Ph.D. (Sociology), 1983. Waldinger is now writing a new book, tentatively entitled Foreign Detachment: America’s Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections, explaining how the American experience at once facilitates, competes with, and structures immigrants’ involvements with the countries from which they come.

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Other publications

  • Review of Mark Choate, Emigration Nation: the Making of Italy Abroad, Harvard University Press, 2008, Ethnic and Racial Studies, V 33, 8 (2010).
  • “Beyond Transnationalism: An Alternative Perspective on Immigrants’ Homeland Connections,” in Mark Rosenblum and Daniel Tichenor, eds. Oxford Handbook of International Relations, forthcoming.
  • “Making the connection: Latino immigrants and their cross-border ties,” (with Thomas Soehl), Ethnic and Racial Studies, V 33, 9 (2010)
  • “Home Country Farewell: The Withering of Immigrants’ ‘Transnational’ Ties,” Pp. 253-266 in Gerhard Sonnert and Gerald Holton, eds., Helping Young Refugees and Immigrants Succeed: Public Policy, Aid, and Education, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
  • “Rethinking Transnationalism,” Empiria: Revista de Metología en Ciencias Sociales, No. 19 (2010): 21-38.
  • “Forward” to Stephane Dufoix, Diasporas, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007.
  • “Between “here” and “there”: Immigrant cross-border activities and loyalties,” International Migration Review, Vol. 42 No. 1 Spring 2008.

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