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Telling about Society

ISBN-10: 0226041263
ISBN-13: 9780226041261
Edition: 2007
Authors: Howard S. Becker
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Description: "I Remember," one of French writer Georges Perec's most famous pieces, consists of 480 numbered paragraphs--each just a few short lines recalling a memory from his childhood. The work has neither a beginning nor an end. Nor does it contain any  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

"I Remember," one of French writer Georges Perec's most famous pieces, consists of 480 numbered paragraphs--each just a few short lines recalling a memory from his childhood. The work has neither a beginning nor an end. Nor does it contain any analysis. But it nonetheless reveals profound truths about French society during the 1940s and 50s. Taking Perec's book as its cue, "Telling About Society" explores the unconventional ways we communicate what we know about society to others. The third in distinguished teacher Howard Becker's best-selling series of writing guides for social scientists, the book explores the many ways knowledge about society can be shared and interpreted through different forms of telling--fiction, films, photographs, maps, even mathematical models--many of which remain outside the boundaries of conventional social science. Eight case studies, including the photographs of Walker Evans, the plays of George Bernard Shaw, the novels of Jane Austen and Italo Calvino, and the sociology of Erving Goffman, provide convincing support for Becker's argument: that every way of telling about society is perfect--for some purpose. The trick is, as Becker notes, to discover what purpose is served by doing it "this" way rather than "that. " With Becker's trademark humor and eminently practical advice, "Telling About Society" is an ideal guide for social scientists in all fields, for artists interested in saying something about society, and for anyone interested in communicating knowledge in unconventional ways.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ideas
Telling About Society
Representations of Society as Organizational Products
Who Does What?
The Work Users Do
Standardization and Innovation
Summarizing Details
Reality Aesthetics
The Morality of Representations
Examples
Parables, Ideal Types, and Mathematical Models
Charts: Thinking with Drawings
Visual Sociology, Documentary Photography, and Photojournalism
Drama and Multivocality: Shaw, Churchill, and Shawn
Goffman, Language, and the Comparative Strategy
Jane Austen: The Novel as Social Analysis
Georges Perec's Experiments in Social Description
Italo Calvino, Urbanologist
Finally
References
Index

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