Sociology Index

Howard Saul Becker

Among distinguished sociologists, Howard Saul Becker is a contemporary representative of the tradition of the Chicago School. Howard Saul Becker made major contributions to the sociology of deviant behavior, sociology of art, and sociology of music. Howard Saul Becker's works include occupational socialization in Boys in White (1961), investigation of deviant subcultures and careers in Outsiders (1963), the study of youth culture and higher education in Making the Grade (1968) and Campus Power Struggle (1970).

He also wrote Sociological Work, Method and Substance (1970).