Claude Fischer
Professor of the Graduate School in Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Claude S Fischer is professor of the graduate school in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His latest books include Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character (2010) and Lurching Toward Happiness in America (2014). He blogs at: http://madeinamericathebook.wordpress.com/ .

Written by Claude Fischer

A migrant family, Fort Gibson area, Muskogee County, OK, July 1939. Photo by Lee Russell, courtesy Library of Congress.
Essay/
Demography and migration
The great settling down

The idea that American life is increasingly transient and uprooted is a myth: people are moving less, but worrying more

Claude S Fischer