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Telling about Society

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ISBN-10: 0226041263

ISBN-13: 9780226041261

Edition: 2007

Authors: Howard S. Becker

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"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…    
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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: 0.66" wide x 0.85" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Illustrations
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
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