Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, United States
Roger Waldinger received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in 1974.
Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Roger Waldinger received a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1983.
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Lois Bragg has assembled an astonishing array of historical sources, political writings, and personal memoirs, from classic 19th-century manifestos to contemporary policy papers, on everything from eugenics to speech and lipreading, the right to work and marry, and the never-ending controversy over separation vs. social integration. At the heart of many of the selections lies the belief that Deaf Americans have long constituted an internal colony of sorts in the United States.
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This book provides an analytic framework for understanding how similar and different cultural, political, and economic characteristics of immigrants and of the industrial societies in which they settle influence the development and transformation of immigrant small business.
(Still the Promised City? addresses the question of why Af...)
Still the Promised City? addresses the question of why African-Americans have fared so poorly in securing unskilled jobs in the postwar era and why new immigrants have done so well. Does the increase in immigration bear some responsibility for the failure of more blacks to rise, for their disappearance from many occupations, and for their failure to establish a presence in business?
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Since 1965 more immigrants have come to Los Angeles than anywhere else in the United States. These newcomers have rapidly and profoundly transformed the city's ethnic makeup and sparked heated debate over their impact on the region's troubled economy. Ethnic Los Angeles presents a multi-investigator study of L.A.'s immigrant population, exploring the scope, characteristics, and consequences of ethnic transition in the nation's second most populous urban center.
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This book stresses the crucial importance of understanding that immigration today is fundamentally urban and the equally important fact that immigrants are now flocking to places where low-skilled workers - regardless of ethnic background - are in particular trouble. These two themes are at the heart of this book, which also covers a range of provocative topics, often with surprising findings.
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How the Other Half Works solves the riddle of America's contemporary immigration puzzle: why an increasingly high-tech society has use for so many immigrants who lack the basic skills that today's economy seems to demand. In clear and engaging style, Waldinger and Lichter isolate the key factors that explain the presence of unskilled immigrants in our midst. Focusing on Los Angeles, the capital of today's immigrant America, this hard-hitting book elucidates the other side of the new economy, showing that hiring is finding not so much "one's own kind" but rather the "right kind" to fit the demeaning, but indispensable, jobs many American workers disdain.
Roger Waldinger received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in 1974 and a Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1983.
Roger Waldinger is a sociologist who has written about international migration, race and ethnicity, and urban sociology. For example, in his book Through the Eye of the Needle: Immigrants and Enterprise in New York's Garment Trades, Waldinger focuses on the New York City garment trade to analyze the Chinese and Hispanic immigrant groups and ethnic enterprises. The book also includes a detailed history of the garment industry in New York.
In Still the Promised City?: New Immigrants and African-Americans in Post-Industrial New York, the author presents his argument that work has not necessarily disappeared for the inner-city poor of New York. Waldinger argues against the hypothesis that the workless inner-city poor face a plight created by the lack of manufacturing jobs and economic restructuring.
Ethnic Los Angeles, which Waldinger edited with Mehdi Bozorgmehr, presents a collection of studies looking at how Los Angeles has in many ways replaced New York City as the major assimilator of immigrants in the United States. The book's chapters focus on such issues as language diversity and assimilation, racial disparities in the work world, the Mexican-immigrant population and its struggles, and the divided African-American population.
Waldinger also served as editor of and contributor to Strangers at the Gate: New Immigrants in Urban America, which presents nine essays focusing on the immigrant experience in labor markets in five major U.S. cities: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago. These cities contain approximately fifty-six percent of the U.S. immigrant population.
Waldinger collaborated with Michael I. Lichter to write How the Other Half Works: Immigration and the Social Organization of Labor. In this book, the authors explore how the U.S. economy absorbed a high number of low-skilled immigrants into a 1990s economy that was largely based on a high-tech explosion requiring a more educated workforce. The authors discuss such issues as social networks and their role in who gets hired, the philosophy of hiring practices and how ethnic preferences evolve in certain work environments. Also addressed is the dichotomy of an economy producing both high-skilled and low-skilled jobs requiring different amounts of education. In addition, the authors focus on language issues and the phenomenon of low-skill jobs that only immigrants seem willing to take.
Waldinger's latest book, The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands, was published by Harvard University Press in 2015.
Waldinger served as an Assistant to Professor at the City College of the City University of New York. In 1990 he was appointed as a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology at the same university. Since 2007 Roger has been a Distinguished Professor. Currently, he also holds the position of Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration.
(Lois Bragg has assembled an astonishing array of historic...)1986
(This book provides an analytic framework for understandin...)1990
(This book stresses the crucial importance of understandin...)2001
(How the Other Half Works solves the riddle of America's c...)2003
(Still the Promised City? addresses the question of why Af...)1996
(Since 1965 more immigrants have come to Los Angeles than ...)1996
Roger Waldinger married Hilary K. Kantrowitz on September 5, 1977. The couple has three children - Max Ethan, Miriam Suzanna and Joseph Daniel.