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The Sociology of Howard S. Becker: Theory with a Wide Horizon

Alain Pessin


This book serves as an overview and introduction to the work of acclaimed sociologist Howard S. Becker. Author Alain Pessin notes Becker’s particular contributions to the field of sociology and delves into the sociologist’s perspective on research and observation. The chapters cover Becker’s view on the sociology of art as well as his ideas about culture and sociology in general. Throughout the book, Pessin explores Becker’s major works as expressions of the freedom of possibility within a world of collaborators. By describing and expanding upon Becker’s ideas, Pessin crafts an intellectual tr ... More

Keywords: Howard Becker, sociology, observation, worlds, writing, social interaction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226362717
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226362991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alain Pessin, author