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Howard Saul Becker (born April 18, 1928) is an American sociologist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is known for his works to the sociology of deviance, sociology of art, and sociology of music. Becker also wrote extensively on sociological writing styles and methodologies.

Becker's 1963 book Outsiders created the foundations for labeling theory. He works at the University of Chicago.

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