Telling About Society

@inproceedings{Becker2007TellingAS,
  title={Telling About Society},
  author={Howard Saul Becker},
  year={2007}
}
One of French writer Georges Perec's most famous pieces, "I Remember", 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, "Telling About Society" explores the unconventional ways we communicate what we know about society to others. The third… CONTINUE READING

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