H. S. Becker

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Prepared for the festschrift honoring Anselm L. Strauss. My intellectual debt to Anselm is obvious, here as elsewhere. Equally important has been twenty three years of encouragement, sponsorship, and moral support. Teacher, colleague, friend, exemplar: Anselm’s footsteps have made a broad, smooth highway. I am also grateful to Howard S. Becker, D. Maines,(More)
  • H. S. Becker
  • Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy…
  • 2000
The prevalence of latex allergy is escalating due to increased latex glove use following the institution of universal precautions. The purpose of this article is to review research pertaining to latex allergy, summarize national guidelines relating to latex allergy, and discuss the implications for nursing practice, education, and public policy.
The concept of commitment is widely used but has received little formal analysis. I t contains an implicit explanation of one mechanism producing consistent human behavior. Commitments come into being when a person, by making a side bet, links extraneous interests with a consistent line of activity. Side bets are often a consequence of the person's(More)
One of the more sophisticated and sustained research traditions in sociology is found in the work on stratification and occupational mobility, exemplified in the work of Blau and Duncan (1967). That work purports to explain "the foundation of the stratification system in our society." This chapter analyzes this research tradition and recent attempts to go(More)
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