I (Howard S. Becker, that is) have created this page primarily to make things I’ve written and published in obscure places available to anyone who wants them. From time to time I’ll add to what’s here, as well as provide news on topics of interest to people who know me or are interested in what I’m up to. I’ll also include links to other websites I think people might find interesting.


What’s here now, first of all, are some papers I’ve published over the years. I’ve included information on where they were published, because there may be minor differences between what’s here and what’s in print and those of you who want exact quotations ought to look up the published versions. Feel free to download these and give them to whoever needs them.


Then there’s some news of what I’ve been up to and will be up to in the reasonably near future.


Another section lists a few websites that deal with things I find interesting or important and would like to recommend to anyone who gets this far.


Finally, there is a little gallery of photographs, some from my days as a musician, as well as some vintage portraits of a few of my sociological heroes, including Everett C. Hughes, Herbert Blumer, and Alfred Lindesmith.


Students who are looking for information for a paper you are writing about me or to prepare for an examination, please click here.


Drop me a line here via email.

photo of Howie in front of piano