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... more...