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Social Life as improvisation


American sociologist Howard Becker stands out for his rejection of theory and his attachment to ethnographical observation of worlds in which he is himself an actor. One of his key lessons to sociologists is that they should ask “how” rather than “why”.


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Pauline Peretz, Olivier Pilmis, Nadège Vezinat. Social Life as improvisation: Interview with Howard S. Becker. La vie des idées, 2011, pp.1 - 9. ⟨hal-01442234⟩
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