Institutions and the Person: Festschrift in Honor of Everett C. Hughes

By: Becker, Howard S.

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Everett C. Hughes had a great impact on the fi eld of sociology as a whole and on an entire generation of sociologists. Some of Hughes' former students and colleagues honor him in this book. Th e essays address the main themes in his work over the years, and illustrate as well Hughes' impact on the contributors, many of whom are themselves senior fi gures in the fi eld. Th e book as a whole provides a distinguished and representative sampling of a major stream of contemporary sociological thought.

Each of the five main divisions in the book covers one aspect of Hughes' work. Th e fi rst deals with the study of occupations and professions--a fi eld in which Hughes was a leader. The second section deals with race relations and other situations in which peoples of diff ering cultures meet. Beginning with his own work in French Canada many years ago, Hughes interests spread, and the breadth of this interest is seen in chapters on India, Peru, and race relations in the United States.

Problems of organizations--how they are put together and how they work--are contained in a third section. A fourth section refl ects Hughes' interest in the impact of institutional experience on the people who participate in social institutions, and includes chapters on occupational socialization, status passage, and the use of drugs. A fi nal section develops still another of Hughes' interests--social science method. Presenting some of the most important topics of contemporary theory and research, this book remains profi table reading for every member of the discipline.

"Howard S. Becker" was professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "Blanche Geer" was professor of sociology at Northeastern University. "David Riesman" was a sociologist, attorney and educator most known for his work on American Higher Education. "Robert S. Weiss" is professor emeritus of sociology and senior fellow, Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Title: Institutions and the Person: Festschrift in Honor of Everett C. Hughes

Author Name: Becker, Howard S.

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Publisher: Aldine Transaction:

ISBN Number: 0202362752

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