One of the phenomena that is transforming Western societies is international migration. Multiculturalism is one of the characteristics that define this phenomena. From the international scientific community, authors such as Alejandro Portes and Ruben G. Rumbaut analyze social change and its relation to the history of second generation immigrants, especially in American society. The publication of his work in Spanish is an exceptional opportunity to incorporate this type of analysis in our context. The scientific and methodological rigor of this research has been crucial for the publication of this book. Both elements make it challenging to advance scientific knowledge on this subject.
“If Marx, Weber and Durkheim were alive today, in the twenty-first century, legacies would be the first book you should read to understand the importance of the new immigration.” MARCELO M. Suarez-Orozco, professor and co-director of the Harvard Immigration Projects, Harvard University.