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Becker, Howard Saul 1928-

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Most widely held works by Howard Saul Becker
Outsiders : studies in the sociology of deviance by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

151 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refers specifically to marijuana smokers and dance band musicians
Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures -- most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them -- often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer's block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker's message is clear: in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its "publish or perish" atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a "the way in which" when a simple "how" will do -- all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments -- or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours -- we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the "literature." In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers. - Publisher
Art worlds by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

65 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic sociological examination of art as collective action, Art Worlds explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers that - along with the artist - "produces" a work of art. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition is updated with a new dialogue between Becker and eminent French sociologist Alain Pessin about the extended social system in which art is created and with a new preface in which the author talks about his own process for creating this influential work."--Jacket
The other side; perspectives on deviance by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers chiefly from the Fall, 1962, issue of Social problems, with the addition of others which appeared in the same periodical before or after that date
Tricks of the trade : how to think about your research while you're doing it by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricks of the Trade will help students think about research projects. Assisted by Becker's sound advice, students will be able to make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. Becker's tricks cover four broad areas of social science: The creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data, the development of "concepts" to organize findings, and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found. Becker's advice ranges from simple suggestions such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" (as a way of getting people to talk without asking for justification) to more technical advice such as how to manipulate truth tables
Social problems: a modern approach by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the grade; the academic side of college life by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boys in white; student culture in medical school by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USA / Medizinstudenten
Campus power struggle by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological work; method and substance by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolic interaction and cultural studies by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolic interactionism, resolutely empirical in practice, shares theoretical concerns with cultural studies and humanistic discourse. Recognizing that the humanities have engaged many of the important intellectual currents of the last twenty-five years in ways that sociology has not, the contributors to this volume fully acknowledge that the boundary between the social sciences and the humanities has begun to dissolve. This challenging volume explores that border area
Institutions and the person; papers presented to Everett C. Hughes by Everett C Hughes( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett C. Hughes had a great impact on the field of sociology as a whole and on an entire generation of sociologists. Some of Hughes' former students and colleagues honor him in this book. The essays address the main themes in his work over the years, and illustrate as well Hughes' impact on the contributors, many of whom are themselves senior figures in the field. The book as a whole provides a distinguished and representative sampling of a major stream of contemporary sociological thought.Each of the five main divisions in the book covers one aspect of Hughes' work. The first deals with the study of occupations and professions - a field in which Hughes was a leader. The second section deals with race relations and other situations in which peoples of differing cultures meet. Beginning with his own work in French Canada many years ago, Hughes interests spread, and the breadth of this interest is seen in chapters on India, Peru, and race relations in the United States.Problems of organizations - how they are put together and how they work - are contained in a third section. A fourth section reflects Hughes' interest in the impact of institutional experience on the people who participate in social institutions, and includes chapters on occupational socialization, status passage, and the use of drugs. A final section develops still another of Hughes' interests - social science method. Presenting some of the most important topics of contemporary theory and research, this book remains profitable reading for every member of the discipline
What is a case? : exploring the foundations of social inquiry by Charles C Ragin( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors probe the nature of the case and the ways in which different understandings of the concept affect the conduct and results of research
Culture and civility in San Francisco by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling about society by Howard Saul Becker( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of French writer Georges Perec's most famous pieces, "I Remember", consists of 480 numbered paragraphs - each just a few short lines recalling a memory from his childhood. The work has neither a beginning nor an end, nor does it contain any analysis. But it nonetheless reveals profound truths about French society during the 1940s and '50s. Taking Perec's book as its cue, "Telling About Society" explores the unconventional ways we communicate what we know about society to others. The third in distinguished teacher Howard S. Becker's best-selling series of writing guides for social scientists, the book explores the many ways knowledge about society can be shared and interpreted through different forms of telling - fiction, films, photographs, maps, even mathematical models - many of which remain outside the boundaries of conventional social science. Eight case studies, including the photographs of Walker Evans, the plays of George Bernard Shaw, the novels of Jane Austen and Italo Calvino, and the sociology of Erving Goffman, provide convincing support for Becker's argument: that every way of telling about society is perfect - for some purpose. The trick is, as Becker notes, to discover what purpose is served by doing it this way rather than that. With Becker's trademark humor and eminently practical advice, "Telling About Society" is an ideal guide for social scientists in all fields and for anyone interested in communicating knowledge in unconventional ways
Framing and being framed : 7 works, 1970-75 by Hans Haacke( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Germanic and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points of view, the stereograph in America : a cultural history by Edward W Earle( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring society photographically by Mary and Leigh Block Gallery( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On literature and society by Antônio Cândido( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you know--? : the jazz repertoire in action by Robert R Faulkner( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes and insights from the world of jazz, in which musicians often take the stage never having previously played together, are related by two professional jazz artists. They offer insider views of how musicians collectively negotiate & improvise their way to a successful performance
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Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article
Alternative Names
Becker, H. S. 1928-

Becker, H. S. (Howard Saul), 1928-

Becker, Howard

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Becker, Howard S.

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Becker, Howard S. (Howard Saul)

Becker, Howard S. (Howard Saul), 1928-

Becker, Howard Saul

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베케, 하워드 S. 1928-


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Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or articleArt worldsTricks of the trade : how to think about your research while you're doing itMaking the grade; the academic side of college lifeBoys in white; student culture in medical schoolCampus power struggleSociological work; method and substanceSymbolic interaction and cultural studies