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Telling About Society

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I Remember, one of French writer Georges Perec’s most famous pieces, consists of 480 numbered paragraphs—each just a few short lines recalling a memory from his childhood. The work has neither a beginning nor an end. Nor does it contain any analysis. But it nonetheless reveals profound truths about French society during the 1940s and 50s.

Taking Perec’s book as its cue, Tel
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by University Of Chicago Press (first published August 5th 2007)
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Daniel
Jan 15, 2016 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Becker writes about different ways in which we can tell the stories of our social world. This can range from photography to complex mathematical models - neither is inherently better than the other, but tell different elements and communicate to different audiences. This has been useful for me in terms of presenting research in different forms - from photographs, to charts to written biographies within a sociological context
Francisco Reis

Esse é livro em que Becker, grande metodólogo que ele é, demonstra com inúmeros exemplos a força explicativa das formas de representações oriundas da estatística, da fotografia, do teatro, do vídeo e da literatura em contraposição aos limites das ciências sociais diante de questões similares. O livro tem algumas partes áridas para quem não gosta de estatística e aspectos técnicos da fotografia, mas que ainda assim merecem ser lidas pela perspectiva heterodoxa que nos oferece. Os capítulos sobre
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