March, 2017



Ph.B., University of Chicago, 1946.

A.M., University of Chicago, 1949.

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1951.

Positions Held

Research Associate, Chicago Area Project, Inc., 1951–1953.

Instructor, Sociology and Social Science, University of Chicago, 1951–1953.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Illinois, 1953–1955.

Project Director, Community Studies, Inc., Kansas City, 1955–1962.

Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Human Problems, Stanford University, 1962–1965.

Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1965–1991.

Editor, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, 1961–1964.

Vice–President (Central Division), Pacific Sociological Association, 1964–1965.

President, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1965–1966.

Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, 1969–1970.

Visiting Professor, University of Manchester, 1974.

Visting Scholar, Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 1976.

President, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1977–1978.

Guggenheim Fellow, 1978–1979.

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1980.

Common Wealth Award, 1981.

MacArthur Professor of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, 1982–1991.

Cooley/Mead Award, Section on Social Psychology, American Sociological Association, 1985.

George Herbert Mead Award for a Career of Distinguished Scholarship, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1987.

Fulbright Teaching Scholar, Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, 1990.

Professor of Sociology, University of Washington, 1991–1999.

Adjunct Professor, School of Music, University of Washington, 1995–1999.

Award for a Career of Distinguished Scholarship, American Sociological Association, 1998.

Awarded Degree of Docteur Honoris Causa, Université de Paris VIII, 1996.

Awarded Degree of Docteur Honoris Causa, Université Pierre Mendes-France, Grenoble, 1999.

Awarded Degree of Doctoratum Honoris Causa, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 2004

Awarded Degree of Docteur Honoris Causa, École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Lyon, 2008.

Awarded Degree of Docteur Honoris Causa, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, 2014.

Awarded Degree of Scientiae Doctorem Honoris Causa, University of Edinburgh, 2014


“The Professional Dance Musician and His Audience,” American Journal of Sociology, LVII (September, 1951) pp. 136-44.

“Some Contingencies of the Professional Dance Musician’s Career,” Human Organization, 12 (Spring, 1953) pp. 22-26.

“Social Class Variations in the Teacher-Pupil Relationship,” Journal of Educational Sociology, 25 (April, 1952) pp. 451-65.

“The Teacher in the Authority System of the Public School,” Journal of Educational Sociology, 27 (November, 1953) pp. 128-41.

“The Career of the Chicago Public School Teacher,” American Journal of Sociology, 57 (March, 1952) pp. 470-77.

“A Note on Interviewing Tactics,” Human Organization, 12 (Winter, 1954) pp. 31-32.

“Schools and Systems of Social Status,” Phylon, (1955) pp. 159-70.

“Radio’s New Art Form,” New Republic, (November 28, 1955) pp. 20-21.

“Some Problems of Professionalization,” Adult Education, 6 (Winter, 1956) pp. 101-105.

“Becoming a Marihuana User,” American Journal of Sociology, LIX (November, 1953) pp. 235-42.

“Marihuana Use and Social Control,” Social Problems, 3 (July, 1955) pp. 35-44.

“The Development of Identification with an Occupation,” with James Carper, American Journal of Sociology, LXI (January, 1956) pp. 289-98.

“The Elements of Identification with an Occupation,” with James Carper, American Sociological Review, 21 (June, 1956) pp. 341-48.

“Careers, Personality, and Adult Socialization,” with Anselm Strauss, American Journal of Sociology, LXII (November, 1956) pp. 253-63.

“Interviewing Medical Students,” American Journal of Sociology, LXII (September, 1956) pp. 199-201.

“Participant Observation and Interviewing: A Comparison,” with Blanche Geer, Human Organization, 16 (Fall, 1957) pp. 28-32.

“Adjustments to Conflicting Expectations in the Development of Identification with an Occupation,” with James Carper, Social Forces, 36 (October, 1957) pp. 51-56.

“The Fate of Idealism in Medical School,” with Blanche Geer, American Sociological Review, 28 (February, 1958) pp. 50-56.

“Student Culture in Medical School.” with Blanche Geer, Harvard Educational Review, 28 (Winter, 1958) pp. 70-80.

“Participant Observation and Interviewing: A Rejoinder,” with Blanche Geer, Human Organization, 17 (Summer, 1959) pp. 39-40.

“Problems of Inference and Proof in Participant Observation,” American Sociological Review, 23 (December, 1958) pp. 652-60.

“Freedom and Responsibility in Research: A Comment,” Human Organization, 17 (Winter, 1958-59) pp. 6-7.

“An Analytical Model for Studies of the Recruitment of Scientific Manpower,” Scientific Manpower, (1958) National Science Foundation, pp. 75-79.

“Notes on the Concept of Commitment,” American Journal of Sociology, LXVI (July, 1960) pp. 32-40.

“Latent Culture: A Note on the Theory of Latent Social Roles,” with Blanche Geer, Administrative Science Quarterly, 5 (September, 1960) pp. 304-13.

“Participant Observation: Problems of Analysis of Field Work Data,” with Blanche Geer, Human Organization Research: Field Relations and Techniques, edited by Richard N. Adams and Jack J. Preiss (Homewood: Dorsey Press, 1960) pp. 267-89. (Consists in part of “Problems of Inference and Proof…” cited above).

Boys in White: Student Culture in Medical School, with Blanche Geer, Everett C. Hughes and Anselm Strauss (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961).

“Epilogue,” The Fantastic Lodge, edited by Helen MacGill Hughes (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961) pp. 263-67.

“Student Culture and the Level and Direction of Academic Effort,” with Everett C. Hughes and Blanche Geer, The American College, edited by Nevitt Sanford (New York; John Wiley and Sons, 1964) pp. 153-61.

“The Nature of a Profession,” Education for the Professions, (1962) Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, pp. 27-46.

Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance. (New York: The Free Press, 1963)

“Education and the Lower-Class Child,” Alvin W. Goulder and Helen P. Goulder, Modern Sociology (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1963) pp. 244-50.

“Student Culture,” The Study of Campus Cultures (Boulder: Western-Interstate Commission on Higher Education, 1963) pp. 11-25.

The Other Side: Perspectives on Deviance, (New York: The Free Press, 1964) editor.

“Personal Change in Adult Life,” Sociometry, 27 (March, 1964) pp. 40-53.

“Problems in the Publication of Field Studies,” Arthur J. Vidich, Joseph Bensman, and Maurice Stein, Reflections on Community Studies, (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1964) pp. 267-84.

“What Do They Really Learn at College?” Trans-Action, 1 (May, 1964) pp. 14-17.

“Non-College Youth,” The Public and the City, edited by Ralph W. Conant (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1965) pp. 46-64.

Social Problems: A Modern Approach (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1966) editor.

“Deviance and Deviates,” The Nation: 100th Anniversary Issue, 208 (September 20, 1965) pp. 115-19.

“Some Sociological Approaches to the Study of Creative Behavior in the Arts,” Conference on a Longitudinal Study of Expressive Behavior in the Arts, edited by Jack Morrison (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1965) pp. 25-28.

“Introduction,” to Clifford Shaw, The Jackroller, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966) pp. v-xviii.

“Student Culture as an Element in the Process of University Change,” Institutional Backgrounds of Adult Education, edited by R. J. Ingham (Boston: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, 1966) pp. 59-80.

“Whose Side Are We On?” Social Problems, 14 (Winter, 1967) pp. 239-47.

“History, Culture and Subjective Experience: An Exploration of the Social Bases of Drug-Induced Experiences,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 8 (September, 1967) pp. 163-76.

“Ending Campus Drug Incidents,” Trans-Action, 5 (April, 1968) pp. 4-5.

“The Self and Adult Socialization,” The Study of Personality, edited by Norbeck, Price-Williams and McCord (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968) pp. 194-208.

Making the Grade: The Academic Side of College Life with Blanche Geer and Everett C. Hughes (New York: Wiley, 1968). New edition (1995) with new introduction.

Institutional Office and the Person: Essays Presented to Everett C. Hughes. (Chicago: Adline, 1968) editor with Blanche Geer, David Reismann and Robert Weiss.

“Learning the Ropes,” with Blanche Geer, et. al., Irwin Deutscher and Elizabeth Thompson, Among the People, (New York: Basic Books, 1968) pp. 209-33.

“Conventional Crime,” Orthopsychiatry and the Law, edited by Morton Leavitt and en Rubinstein (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1968) pp. 199-212.

“Social Observation and Social Case Studies,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, II (1968) pp. 232-38.

“Modest Proposals for Graduate Programs in Sociology,” with Bernard Beck, The American Sociologist, 4 (August, 1969) pp. 227-34.

Campus Power Struggles. (Chicago: Trans-Action and Adline, 1970) edited with an introduction.

Sociological Work: Method and Substance. (Chicago: Adline, 1970) collected papers, including two previously unpublished: “On Methodology” and “Field Work Evidence.”

“Practitioners of Vice and Crime,” Pathways to Data, edited by Robert Habenstein, (Chicago: Adline, 1970) pp. 30-49.

“The Culture of Civility,” with Irving Louis Horowitz, Trans-Action, 7 (April, 1970) pp. 12-19.

Culture and Civility in San Francisco. (Chicago: Trans-Action and Adline, 1971), editor.

“Discussion: A Nonreconcilliation,” The Drug Controversy, edited by Clinton C. Brown and Charles Savage (Baltimore: National Educational Consultants, Inc., 1971) pp. 167-72.

“A School is a Lousy Place to Learn Anything In,” American Behavioral Scientist, (September-October, 1972).

“Labeling Theory Reconsidered,” Deviance and Social Control, edited by Paul Rock and Mary MacIntosh (London: Tavistock 1972).

“Radical Politics and Sociological Research: Observations on Methodology and Ideology,” with Irving Louis Horowitz, American Journal of Sociology, 78 (July, 1972) pp. 48-46.

“Consciousness, Power and Drug Effects,” Society, 10 (May, 1973) pp. 26-31. A longer version appears in the Journal of Psychedelic Drugs, 6 (January-March, 1974) pp. 67-76.

“Foreword,” Henry Selby, Zapotec Deviance, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1974) pp. vii-xviii.

“Blessing San Francisco’s Fishing Fleet,” Society, 11 (May-June, 1974) pp. 83-85. (Text and eight photographs).

“Art as Collective Action,” American Sociological Review, 39 (December, 1974) pp. 767-76.

“Photography and Sociology,” Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication, 1 (1974) pp. 3-26.

“Art Photography in America,” Journal of Communication, 25 (Winter, 1975) pp. 74-84.

“Social Science in the Work of Hans Haacke,” with John Walton, Hans Haacke, Framing and Being Framed, (New York: New York University Press, 1976) pp. 145-52.

“Art Worlds and Social Types,” American Behavioral Scientist, 19 (July, 1976) pp. 703-18.

“The Family” and “Half and Half,” Eros and Photography, edited by Donna Lee Phillips (San Francisco, Camerawork/NFS Press, 1977) pp. 66-67. (Six photographs).

“Arts and Crafts,” American Journal of Sociology, 83 (January, 1978) pp. 863-89.

“Rock Medicine: Commercial Enterprise and Counterculture Medicine,” Society, (January, 1978) pp. 76-79.

“Do Photographs Tell the Truth?” Afterimage, (February, 1978) pp. 9-13.

“What’s Happening to Sociology?” Society, 16 (July-August, 1979) pp. 19-24.

“Stereographs: Local, National and International Art Worlds,” Points of View: The Stereography in America: A Cultural History, edited by Edward Earle, (Rochester: Visual Studies Workshop, 1979) pp. 88-96.

“Informal Social Controls and their Influence on Substance Use,” with Maloff, Fonaroff and Rodin, Journal of Drug Issues, 9 (Spring, 1979) pp. 161-84.

“Aesthetics, Aestheticians and Critics,” Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communication, 6 (Spring, 1980) pp. 58-68.

“Aesthetics and Truth,” Society, 17 (July-August, 1980) pp. 26-28.

Exploring Society Photographically. (Block Gallery, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Press, 1981) editor.

Art Worlds. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982).

“Afterword,” Douglas Harper, Good Company: A Tramp Life, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982) pp. 169-72.

“Culture: A Sociological View,” Yale Review, 71 (Summer, 1982) pp. 513-28.

“Inside State Street: Photographs of Building Interiors by Kathleen Collins,” Chicago History, XI (Summer, 1982) pp. 89-103.

“Introduction,” Vilhelm Aubert, The Hidden Society, (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1982) pp. v-viii.

“Studying Urban Schools,” Anthropology and Educational Quarterly, 14 (Summer, 1983) pp. 99-108.

“Freshman English for Graduate Students: A Memoir and Two Theories,” Sociological Quarterly, 24 (Autumn, 1983) pp. 577-88.

“Introduction,” with David Riesman, in Everett C. Hughes, The Sociological Eye, (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1980) pp. v-xiv.

“Distributing Modern Art,” New Art Examiner, (December, 1983) pp. 5-6.

“Fieldwork with the Computer: Criteria for Assessing Systems,” with Andrew C. Gordon and Robert K. LeBailly, Qualitative Sociology, 7 (Spring-Summer, 1984) pp. 16-33.

Outsiders. (Paris: A.M. Metailie, 1985). (French translation, with a new “Afterword”).

“Teaching Fieldwork with Computers,” Qualitative Sociology, 9 (Spring, 1986) pp. 100-03.

Writing for Sociologists. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986).

Doing Things Together: Selected Papers, (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1986). (With a new “Introduction” and a previously unpublished paper, “Telling About Society”).

“Art Worlds,” Encyclopedia of Communication, (in press).

“Photographing the Social Landscape,” Landscape Perspectives: Photographic Studies, edited by Jean Tucker (St. Louis: University of Missouri Press, 1986) pp. 15-18.

“Tricks of the Trade,” Studies in Symbolic Interaction, edited by Norman Denzin (New York: JAI Press) pp. 477-86.

“Graduate Education,” The American Sociologist, 18 (Spring, 1987) pp. 42-45.

Art Worlds, (Paris: Flammarion, 1988). (French translation).

“Herbert Blumer’s Conceptual Impact,” Symbolic Interaction, 11 (1988), pp. 14-21.

“How Microcomputers Will Affect Our Analytical Habits,” with Charles Ragin, in Grant Blank, ed., Computers in Sociology (1988).

“Letters to Charles Seeger,” Ethnomusicology, 33 (Spring-Summer, 1989) pp. 275-85.

“Theaters and Communities: Three Scenes,” with Michal McCall and Lori Morris, Social Problems, 36 (April, 1989) pp. 93-112.

Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies, co-editor and co-author of introduction with Michael McCall (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990).

“Performance Science,” (with Michal McCall), Social Problems, 37 (February, 1990). pp. 117-132.

“Comment on Smith and Carter,” Social Problems, 36 (June, 1990) 315.

“Art World Revisited,” Sociological Forum, 5 (November, 1990). pp. 497-502.

“Generalizing from Case Studies,” in Elliott W. Eisner and Alan Peshkin, editors, Qualitative Inquiry in Education (New York: Teachers College Press, 1990). pp. 233-242.

“Uma Entrevista com Howard S. Becker,” Estudos Históricos (1990/5), pp. 114-136 (Rio de Janeiro).

“Entrevista com Howard Becker,” Ciência Hoje (Rio de Janeiro), 12, Number 68 (November, 1990), pp. 54-61.

“The Most Critical Issue Facing the ASA,” The American Sociologist (Fall, 1990). pp. 321-3.

“Children’s Conceptions of Money: Concepts and Social Organization,” in Social Organization and Social Process, David Maines, ed., (Aldine Publishing Co., 1991). pp. 45-57.

“Social Theory in Brazil,” Sociological Theory 10 (Spring, 1992). 1-59. A special section of the journal which I organized, consisting of my essay “Social Theory in Brazil,” and my translations from the Portuguese of the following: “Quatro Esperas” (“Four Waitings”) by Antonio Candido; “O Pluralismo de Antonio Candido” (“The Pluralism of Antonio Candido”) by Mariza G.S. Peirano; and “O Concepto de Individualismo” (“The Concept of Individualism”) by Gilberto Velho.

What is a Case? Exploring the Foundations of Social Inquiry (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992). (Co-editor with Charles Ragin).

“Cases, Causes, Conjunctures, Stories, and Imagery,” pp. 205-16 in Ragin and Becker, What is a Case?

“Sociology in the Nineties” (with William C. Rau). Society 30 (November, 1992), pp. 70-74.

Metodologia in Ciências Sociais (São Paulo: Husitec, 1993).

“How I Learned What a Crock Was,” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 22 (April, 1993), pp. 28-35.

“Theory: The Necessary Evil,” pp. 218-229 in Theory and Concepts in Qualitative Research: Perspectives from the Field, David J. Flinders and Geoffrey E. Mills, eds., (New York: Teachers College Press, 1993).

“La Confusion de Valeurs,” pp. 11-28 in Pierre-Michel Menger and Jean-Claude Passeron, eds., L`art de la recherche: Melanges (Paris: La Documentation Française, 1994).

“Professionalism in Sociology: The Case of C. Wright Mills,” pp. 175-87 in Ray Rist, editor; The Democratic Imagination: Dialogues on the Work of Irving Louis Horowitz (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1994).

“Foi por acaso’: Conceptualizing Coincidence,” Sociological Quarterly 35 (1994), 183-04. This essay also appears, in Portuguese, in Anuário Antropolôgico/93 (Brasilia), pp. 155-73.

“American Popular Song,” pp. 9-18 in Ton Bevers, ed., Artists—Dealers—Consumers: On the Social World of Art (Hilversum: Verloren, 1994).

Essays on Literature and Society by Antonio Candido, edited, translated, and with an introduction by Becker (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995). The introduction also appears in Antonio Candido, L’ Endroit et L’ Envers (Paris: A.M. Métailié, 1995).

“The Power of Inertia,” Qualitative Sociology 18 (1995), pp. 301-309.

“Ensaios de Sociologia Aleatória,” with Luc Boltanski and Elizabeth Claverie, Mana: Estudos de Antropologia (Rio de Janeiro), 1 (October 1995), pp. 177-190.

“Hypertext Fiction,” pp. 67-81 in M. Lourdes Lima dos Santos, Cultura & Economia (Lisbon: Edicões do Instituto de Ciências Sociais, 1995), and in Mark Bernstein, ed., How to Read a Hypertext (Cambridge: Eastgate, forthcoming).

“Visual Sociology, Documentary Photography, and Photojournalism: It’s (Almost) All a Matter of Context.” Visual Sociology 10 (1995), pp. 5-14.

“The Epistemology of Qualitative Research,” pp. 53-71 in Richard Jessor, Anne Colby, and Richard Schweder, eds., Essays on Ethnography and Human Development (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

(translation) Jean-Michel Chapoulie, “Everett Hughes and the Chicago Tradition,” Sociological Theory 14 (1996), pp. 3-29.

“A Escola de Chicago,” Mana 2 (forthcoming).

Tricks of the Trade (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).

“La prise en compte de cas inhabituels dans l’analyse sociologique: Les conseils de Hughes,” Sociétés Contemporaines (1997) no 27, pp. 29-37.

“La carrière déviante du professeur Becker: De Al Jolson à Georges Perec (en passant par Everett Hughes),” Politix: revue des sciences sociales do polituque (1997), no 37, pp. 155-66.

“Talks Between Teachers,” with Shirah Hecht, Qualitative Sociology 20 (1997), pp. 565-79.

“Categories and Comparisons: How We Find Meaning in Photographs,” Visual Anthropology Review 14 (1998-1999), pp. 3-10.

Propos sur l’art (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1999).

“The Chicago School, So-Called,” Qualitative Sociology 22 (1), 1999, pp. 3-12.

“What Sociology Should Look Like,” Contemporary Sociology 29 (March, 2000), pp. 333-36.

“Afterword,” pp. 247-53 in France Winddance Twine and Jonathan W. Warren, eds., Racing Research, Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies (New York: New York University Press, 2000).

“The Etiquette of Improvisation,” Mind, Culture, and Activity 7 (3), 2000, pp. 171-176.

“Examples and Generalizations,” Mind, Culture, and Activity 7 (3), 2000, pp. 197-200.

“Response to the Manifesto,” Ethnography 1 (2000), pp. 285-89.

“Georges Perec as Sociologist,” Ethnography 2(1), 2001, pp. 63-76. A slightly different version published in French as “Sociologie, sociographie, Perec et Passeron” pp. 289-311 in Jean-Louis Fabiani, editor Le Goût de l’enquête: Pour Jean-Claude Passeron (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001)

Qu’est-ce qu’une drogue?, editor (Anglet: Atlantica, 2001).

“Les drogues: que sont-elles?,” pp. 11-20 in Qu’est-ce qu’une drogue?, (Anglet: Atlantica, 2001).

“L’œuvre elle-même,” pp. 449-463 in Jean-Olivier Majastre et Alain Pessin, Vers une sociologie des œuvres (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001).

“La politique de la présentation Goffman et les institutions totales,” pp. 59-77 in Charles Amourous et Alain Blanc, editors, Erving Goffman et les institutions totales (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001.

“Studying the New Media,” Qualitative Sociology 25 (3), 2002, pp. 337-43.

“Visual Evidence: A Seventh Man, the Specified Generalization, and the Work of the Reader,” Visual Studies 17 (1), 2002, pp. 3-11.

Les ficelles du métier (Paris: La Decouverte, 2002).

Paroles et Musique (livre-disque), (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2003). (Contains six translations of papers on the sociology of art, plus an audio CD of me and Benoit Cancoin, bass player, recorded in Grenoble, April 2002.)

“Continuity and Change in Howard S. Becker’s work: an interview with Howard S. Becker (by Ken Plummer),” Sociological Perspectives 46 (1), 2003, pp. 21-39.

“Intervista con Howard Becker (by Pier Paolo Giglioli),” Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia 43 (4), 2002, pp. 619-31.

“Digital Image Ethics,” with Dianne Hagaman, in Jay Ruby, Larry Gross, and John Katz, Digital Image Ethics, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

“Les lieux de jazz,” Sociologie et Societé (Montreal, forthcoming).

“Calvino comme urbanologiste,” L’Année Sociologique (forthcoming).

“The Politics of Presentation: Goffman and Total Institutions,” Symbolic Interaction 26 (4), 2003, pp. 659-69.

“Afterword,” pp. 343-49 in Larry Gross, John Stuart Katz,  and Jay Ruby, editors, Image Ethics in the Digital Age (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003). (With Dianne Hagaman)

Becker, H.S. 2003. “Long-Term Changes in the Character of the Sociological Discipline: A Short Note on the Length of Titles of Articles Submitted to the American Sociological Review during the Year 2000.” American Sociological Review 68: iii-v.

“How Much Is Enough?,” paper given as the Vilhelm Aubert Memorial Lecture, University of Oslo, October 2004.

“Inventer chemin faisant: comment j’ai écrit Les mondes de l’art” (“Making it up as you go along: How I Wrote Art Worlds,”) pp. 57-73 in Daniel Mercure, ed., L’analyse du social: Les modes d'explication, Quebec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2005).

“Calvino comme urbanologiste,” L’Année Sociologique (forthcoming).

“Dialogue sur les notions de Monde et de Champ,” with Alain Pessin, OPUS—Sociologie de l’Art 8 (mars 2006), pp. 165-180. Appears in English as “A Dialogue on the Ideas of World and Field,” Sociological Forum 21 (2), 2006, pp. 275-86.

Art From Start To Finish: Jazz, Painting, Writing, and Other Improvisations, edited with Robert R. Faulkner and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).

“Hans Ulbrich Obrist Interview with Howard Becker,” in the catalogue of The Welfare Show, edited by Ariane Beyn, 2005.

“The Lay Referral System,” Knowledge, Work, and Society 4 (2006), pp. 65-76.

“Le répertoire de jazz,” with Robert R. Faulkner. 2006. Pp. 243-48 in Énonciation Artistique et Socialité, edited by Jean-Philippe Uzel. Paris: L’Harmattan.

“How We Deal with the People We Study,” in Crime, Social Control and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to Denial: Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen, edited by Christine Chinkin, David Downes, Conor Gearty and Paul Rock (Willan: Cullompton, 2007).

“The Jazz Repertoire,” with Robert Faulkner, OPUS—Sociologie de l’art 8 (mars 2006), pp. 15-24.

“ASA Convention,” Social Psychology Quarterly, 70 (2007), cover and pp. 1-2.

Telling About Society (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).

“Preface,” Dictionaire de la sociologie (Universalis: Paris, 2008), pp. 5-6.

“Studying Something You Are Part Of: The View From the Bandstand,” with Robert R. Faulkner, Ethnologie Française. XXXV III (1), 2008, pp. 15-21.

“Twenty-Three Thoughts About Youth,” in Marc-Olivier Gonseth, et. al., La marque jeune (Neuchâtel: Musée d’ethnographie, 2008) pp, 258-62.

Do You Know . . . ? The Jazz Repertoire in Action (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009), with Robert R. Faulkner.

“Lessons From the Master, Everett C. Hughes,” Sociologica 2 (2010), pp. 1-11.

Interview with Harvey Molotch, Public Culture, 24 (2), 2012, pp. 421-43.

“Une carriére comme sociologue de la musique,” in Emmanuel Brandt, et. al. 25 Ans de sociologie de la musique en France (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2012), pp. 23-32

“Connaissances générales et universalité du travail sociologique,” Socio 1 (2013), pp. 109-20.

“How Much Is Enough?,” Public Culture 25 (Fall, 2013).

“Quelques implications de l’équation Art=Travail pour la sociologie de l’art,” in Marc Perrenoud, editor, Le travail sociologique de Howard Becker (Paris: La Découverte, 2013), pp. 117-26.

Thinking Together (with Robert R. Faulkner). (Los Angeles: The Annenberg Press, 2014)

What About Mozart? What About Murder? Reasoning from Cases (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Ordinary Lives, a review of Raconter la vie, an innovative publishing project from France. Public Books (issue of April 1, 2014).

“Musical Language” (Paper given at the conference on “Fifty Years of Music Sociology in Vienna,” September 24, 2015, held at the Institute for Music Sociology, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.)

Evidence (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017)

“Everett C. Hughes, Great Teacher,” (Foreword to Rick Helms-Hayes and Marco Santoro, editors, The Anthem Companion to Everett C. Hughes (London: Anthem 2017)

“Creativity is Not a Scarce Commodity” (American Behavioral Scientist, 61, no. 12 (2017): 1579-88.)

Photographic Exhibits

“The Naked and the Nude,” Darkroom Gallery, Chicago, April 1975.

“Monuments,” Rockefeller Fine Arts Gallery, State University College, Fredonia, New York, May, 1976.

“Six Sociologists,” Patterson Gallery, Westfield, New York, June, 1976.

“An Eye on America,” Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Indiana, April, 1976.

“The Human Image,” Rockefeller Gallery, State University of New York, Fredonia, New York, April, 1974.

“I Am Thirty-Six Exposures,” Washington D.C., 1979 (one of 36 participants in an exhibit coordinated by Donna Lee Phillips).

“Exploring Society Photographically,” Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, October, 1981, Guest Curator.