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By (author) Howard Saul Becker
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Art Worlds by Howard Saul Becker
Book DescriptionThis classic sociological examination of art as collective action explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers who - along with the artist - "produce" a work of art. Howard S. Becker looks at the conventions essential to this operation and, prospectively, at the extent to which art is shaped by this collective activity. The book is thoroughly illustrated and 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 in creating this influential work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520256361
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Howard Saul Becker
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Draws on a lifetime of sociological research and wisdom to show, in helpful detail, how to use a variety of kinds of cases to build sociological knowledge. The author provides a guide that researchers can use to produce general sociological knowledge through case studies.
'Do You Know...?', Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by Howard Saul Becker
A portrait of the musician at work. It dishes out entertaining stories and sharp insights drawn from the authors' own experiences and observations as well as interviews with a range of musicians. It is suitable for those who have to think on the spot or under a spotlight.
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Author Biography - Howard Saul Becker
Howard S. Becker is author of many books including Telling About Society, Writing for Social Scientists, and Outsiders.
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