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The sociology of Howard S. Becker : theory with a wide horizon

Author: Alain Pessin; Howard Saul Becker
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Howard S. Becker is a name to conjure with on two continents --in the United States and in France. He has enjoyed renown in France for his work in sociology, which in the United States goes back more than fifty years to pathbreaking studies of deviance, professions, sociology of the arts, and a steady stream of books and articles on method. Becker, who lives part of the year in Paris, is by now part of the French  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pessin, Alain.
Sociology of Howard S. Becker.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016038509
(OCoLC)957223210
Named Person: Howard Saul Becker; Howard Saul Becker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Pessin; Howard Saul Becker
ISBN: 9780226362991 022636299X
OCLC Number: 987911278
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: People who get high and the others --
Jazzmen and company --
Culture in motion --
A sociological perspective --
What is there to see, what is there to say? --
A researcher set free --
Introduction to the appendixes / Howard S. Becker --
Appendix A: a dialogue on the ideas of "world" and "field" / Howard S. Becker and Alain Pessin --
Appendix B: a tribute to Alain Pessin / Howard S. Becker --
Appendix C: four things I learned from Alain Pessin / Howard S. Becker.
Other Titles: Sociologue en liberté.
Responsibility: Alain Pessin ; translated by Steven Rendall with a foreword by William Kornblum and contributions by Howard S. Becker.
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Howard S. Becker is a name to conjure with on two continents --in the United States and in France. He has enjoyed renown in France for his work in sociology, which in the United States goes back more than fifty years to pathbreaking studies of deviance, professions, sociology of the arts, and a steady stream of books and articles on method. Becker, who lives part of the year in Paris, is by now part of the French intellectual scene, a street-smart jazz pianist and sociologist who offers an answer to the stifling structuralism of Pierre Bourdieu. French fame has brought French analysis, including The Sociology of Howard S. Becker, written by Alain Pessin and translated into English by Steven Rendall. The book is an exploration of Becker's major works as expressions of the freedom of possibility within a world of collaborators. Pessin reads Becker's work as descriptions and ideas that show how society can embody the possibilities of change, of doing things differently, of taking advantage of opportunities for free action. The book is itself a kind of collaboration--Pessin and Becker in dialogue. The Sociology of Howard S. Becker is a meeting of two cultures via two great sociological minds in conversation.

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