A closer look at the sociological perspective of Alejandro Portes

Translated title of the contribution: Una mirada más cercana a la perspectiva sociológica de Alejandro Portes

Alejandro Portes, Manuel Fernández-Esquinas

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Abstract

Alejandro Portes is the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle S. Beck Professor of Sociology (emeritus) at Princeton University, and Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. His recent research focuses on the integration of the second generation, transnational immigrant organizations, and urbanization and development in comparative perspective. In 2019, Professor Portes received the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. This interview reflects the author's perspective on key issues of sociological research and practice. A brief description of his biographical trajectory is followed by accounts of his main research endeavors and substantive arguments about the role of concepts and theory in sociology, interdisciplinarity, applied sociology and the global purpose of sociology as a discipline.

Translated title of the contributionUna mirada más cercana a la perspectiva sociológica de Alejandro Portes
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)677-686
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Espanola de Sociologia
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alejandro Portes
  • Concepts
  • Economic sociology
  • Institutions
  • Interview
  • Migrations
  • Sociological theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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