Thanks to Lynn Jamieson for linking to this video of Howard Becker giving the Goffman memorial lecture at the University of Edinburgh. Unfortunately, we can’t embed the video but you can watch it online here: http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events/goffman/2014_2015/goffman_memorial_lecture.
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In this podcast recorded for Sociological Imagination, Les Back discusses the craft of sociology with Howard Becker. As anyone familiar with his Art of Listening will realise, Les has long been concerned with the role of attentiveness in the practice… Read More ›
I’ve always tended to write in a fragmented way. This post is incredibly rare in that I’ve started writing it at what seems, at least for now, to be the beginning. I’ll usually jump in with an idea, elaborate it until… Read More ›
This great podcast is from an event at Goldsmiths a few years ago. It’s introduced by Les Back and the talk covers a lot of ground. The video below shows Howard Becker engaged in a different craft. http://magiclantern.gold.ac.uk/movs/sociology/howie-the-craft-sociology.mp3
In this interesting video, Clinton Sanders reflects on his experiences of being taught by Howard Becker. It sheds light on Becker as a teacher and person but also offers insights into US sociology in the 1960s.
There’s a really nice post on Jon Rainford’s blog which talks about Howard Becker’s Writing for Social Scientists and its potential lessons for bloggers: This second edition examines some of the changes in technology in the twenty years since it was first published, especially… Read More ›