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  • Outsidersby Howard S. Becker

    Free Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the mid-20th century, Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders is a thorough exploration of social deviance and how it can be addressed in an understanding and helpful manner. A compulsively readable and thoroughly researched exploration of social deviance and the application of what is known as "labeling theory"... more...

  • German Youth:Bond Free Ils 145by Howard Paul Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Außenseiterby Howard S. Becker

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 19.84

    „Der Mensch mit abweichendem Verhalten ist ein Mensch, auf den diese Bezeichnung erfolgreich angewandt worden ist; abweichendes Verhalten ist Verhalten, das Menschen als solches bezeichnen“: Es ist einer der klassischen Sätze der Devianzsoziologie in einem der Klassiker des Feldes. Howard S. Becker betont fernab von alten und simplistischen Fragen... more...

  • Making the Gradeby Howard S. Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point averages. The authors of Making the Grade maintain that,... more...

  • Institutions and the Personby Howard Saul Becker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    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... more...

  • Writing for Social Scientistsby Howard S. Becker; Pamela Richards

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 12.00

    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... more...

  • The Descriptive Set Theory of Polish Group Actionsby Howard Becker; Alexander S. Kechris

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 56.00

    Research monograph on set theory by two of the world's leading researchers. more...

  • "Do You Know...?"by Robert R. Faulkner; Howard S. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, “Do you know ‘Body and Soul’?”—and from there the subtle craft of playing the... more...

  • Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studiesby Howard S. Becker; Michal M. McCall

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    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... more...

  • What Is a Case?by Charles C. Ragin; Howard Saul Becker

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 37.00

    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. more...