In 1963, Howard S. Becker gave a lecture about deviance, challenging the then-conventional definition that deviance was inherently criminal and abnormal and arguing that instead, deviance was better understood as a function of labeling.
Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
In 1963, Howard S. Becker gave a lecture about deviance, challenging the then-conventional definition that deviance was inherently criminal and abnormal and arguing that instead, deviance was better understood as a function of labeling. At the end of his lecture, a distinguished colleague standing at the back of the room, puffing a cigar, looked at Becker quizzically and asked, “What about murder? Isn’t that really deviant?” It sounded like Becker had been backed into a corner. Becker, however, wasn’t defeated! Reasonable people, he countered, differ over whether certain killings are murder or justified homicide, and these differences vary depending on what kinds of people did the killing. In What About Mozart? What About Murder?, Becker uses this example, along with many others, to demonstrate the different ways to study society, one that uses carefully investigated, specific cases and another that relies on speculation and on what he calls “killer questions,” aimed at taking down an opponent by citing invented cases. Becker draws on a lifetime of sociological research and wisdom to show, in helpful detail, how to use a variety of kinds of cases to build sociological knowledge. With his trademark conversational flair and informal, personal perspective Becker provides a guide that researchers can use to produce general sociological knowledge through case studies. He champions research that has enough data to go beyond guesswork and urges researchers to avoid what he calls “skeleton cases,” which use fictional stories that pose as scientific evidence. Using his long career as a backdrop, Becker delivers a winning book that will surely change the way scholars in many fields approach their research.
Becker, H. (2014) What about Mozart? What about Murder? Chicago: University
of Chicago Press. Blumstein, A., Rivara, F., and Rosenfeld, R. (2000) The rise
and decline of homicide and why. Annual Review of Public Health, 21:505–541.
Author: Fiona Brookman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention. Includes comprehensive coverage of the complex phenomenon of homicide and its various forms Features original contributions from an esteemed team of global experts and scholars with chapters highlighting the authors’ original research Represents the first internationally-focused collection of the latest research on the nature and causes of homicide Covers both the causes and dynamics of homicide, as well as policies and practices intended to address it
Author: Lionel and Patricia FanthorpePublish On: 2003-06-01
trating mystery regarding the identification of what may, or may not, be Mozart's
skull. It is alleged that when Mozart was finally laid to rest, Joseph Rothmeyer
wound an identifying wire around his neck: in itself, a very curious action.
Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Reading of murder stimulates a powerful response. We are repelled by the horror of it, but, simultaneously, our natural curiosity is strongly aroused. We want to know who did it, and why. Most unsolved murders have no apparent motives - or too many motives. The murders of Sir Harry Oakes in 1943, one of the richest men in Canada, and Christine Demeter, found dead in a blood-soaked garage in Mississauga in 1973 - remain unsolved. In fact, history is full of unsolved murders. Who killed King William Rufus, Edward II, and the Princes in the Tower? Who was Jack the Ripper? Was James Hanratty really guilty of killing Michael Gregson? These mysteries and more are contained in The World’s Most Mysterious Murders.
He'd gone there to meet with a friend, another Mozart expert. My uncle and this
friend had worked together for years searching for missing Mozart scores. Uncle
Aaron was an expert on all of Mozart's works— operas, symphonies, string ...
Author: Margaret Truman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Margaret Truman, who knows where all the bodies are buried inside the Beltway, has written her most thrilling novel of suspense yet. Murder at the Opera features the popular crime-fighting couple Mac Smith and his wife, Annabel Reed-Smith, as they navigate the glitz, glamour, and grime that is Washington, D.C. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings . . . but the show hasn’t even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage. Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he’d just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor for his beloved Annabel, but now they’re both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins. Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself.
historical dispute over Mozart ' s untimely demise . The writings on this
fascinating subject differ widely in quality and point of view , and many of the
authors seem unaware of the sources on which others have drawn . It therefore
... and which was playing an air that Rosamond recognised immediately as the “
Batti , batti ” of Mozart . “ I hope you will pardon me for making music to keep
myself company while you were away , ” said Uncle Joseph , starting up in some
M. L. Longworth. thought of how lucky they were—their only child did well at
school and was passionate about music (Mozart above all else). He loved. his.
wife. even. more. than. on. their. wedding. day. The. Syrah. and. Cinsault. grapes
Author: M. L. Longworth
In the decadent fourth book of the series, Verlaque and Bonnet find themselves hunting a murderer on a remote island in the glittering Mediterranean Sea The latest book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, is available now from Penguin Books! On-again couple Antoine Verlaque and Marine Bonnet are hoping for a relaxing holiday at the Locanda Sordou, but someone has other plans. Hoteliers Maxime and Catherine Le Bon have spent their life savings restoring the hotel, which lies in an archipelago of sun-soaked islands off the coast of Marseille. To celebrate the grand opening, a group of privileged guests joins Verlaque and Bonnet: Marine’s free-spirited best friend; an aging film star, his much-younger wife, and her disgruntled son; a pair of affable American tourists; and a querelous Parisian couple. But the murder of one of the guests casts a shadow over everyone’s vacation, and things go from bad to worse when a violent storm cuts off all communication with the mainland. Will the killer strike again? Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth enchants mystery lovers with a taste for good food and gorgeous landscapes in this installment of her acclaimed mystery series. “A charming read with a well-crafted mystery and characters as rich and full-bodied as a Bordeaux.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
I discounted any idea that that plot could have involved murder:I did not believe
either of them capable of that, nor yet both together. But thinking back to the
ineffectual figure ofJenny Bowles I did wonder if she had somehow blundered
into her ...
Author: Bernard Bastable
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
It is 1820, and George IV has just assumed the throne. An ageing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is intrigued by the prospect of a coronation, scenting rich pickings. As a child he had visited England with his family in 1764, but instead of returning to Austria and an early death (as orthodox music history relates), they stayed on, deluded by a piece of royal generosity – the result of a misunderstanding of guttural royal English. Now Mozart conducts his own meretricious rubbish at a London theatre, but dreams of having one more ‘real’ opera staged before he dies. However, the trial of George IV’s wayward queen for adultery, before the Lords, leads Mozart into dangerous – and indeed murderous – waters. Insulted (most graciously) by the King, the composer finds himself involved in disposing of an inconvenient corpse and initiating enquiries to uncover the murderer . . . a matter which seems of remarkably little consequence to everyone else. This diverting and perplexing piece of alternative history is a delightful addition to our knowledge of the great composer, and to the output of Bernard Bastable, also known to crime fans as Robert Barnard. ‘Not only fetchingly funny, but also craftily plotted.’ The Scotsman ‘Great fun is had with real and imagined historical personages.’ Irish Times ‘Tremendous period skulduggery’ Sunday Times
The book is filled with examples like this, and Becker uses them to expose a series of errors, suggesting ways to avoid them, or even to turn them into research topics in their own right.
Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
Howard S. Becker is a master of his discipline. His reputation as a teacher, as well as a sociologist, is supported by his best-selling quartet of sociological guidebooks: Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade, Telling About Society, and What About Mozart? What About Murder? It turns out that the master sociologist has yet one more trick up his sleeve—a fifth guidebook, Evidence. Becker has for seventy years been mulling over the problem of evidence. He argues that social scientists don’t take questions about the usefulness of their data as evidence for their ideas seriously enough. For example, researchers have long used the occupation of a person’s father as evidence of the family’s social class, but studies have shown this to be a flawed measure—for one thing, a lot of people answer that question too vaguely to make the reasoning plausible. The book is filled with examples like this, and Becker uses them to expose a series of errors, suggesting ways to avoid them, or even to turn them into research topics in their own right. He argues strongly that because no data-gathering method produces totally reliable information, a big part of the research job consists of getting rid of error. Readers will find Becker’s newest guidebook a valuable tool, useful for social scientists of every variety.
Our contact there would be very interested in acquiring you for the murder of five
men.” “I'm not a murderer,” Ben said quietly. “I save people.” “Really? Yet you
consider it fair exchange to expend five lives to free a single child.” “Two children
Author: Scott Mariani
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A centuries-old mystery. An “accidental” death. A conspiracy that may end in murder. Former British Special Air Service officer Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by Leigh Llewellyn—the beautiful, world-famous opera star and Ben’s first love—to investigate her brother, Oliver’s, mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a puzzle dating back to the 1700s. At the time of his death, Oliver was working on a new book about Mozart. Though the official report states that Oliver died in a tragic accident, the facts don’t add up. But as Ben and Leigh dig deeper, they find that Oliver’s research reveals that Mozart, a notable Freemason, may have been killed by a shadowy and powerful splinter group of the organization. The only proof lies in a missing letter, believed to have been written by Mozart himself. When Leigh and Ben receive a video documenting a ritual sacrifice performed by hooded men, they realize that the sect is still in existence today and will stop at nothing to keep its secrets. From the dreaming spires of Oxford and Venice’s labyrinthine canals to the majestic architecture of Vienna, Ben and Leigh must race across Europe to uncover the truth behind the Mozart conspiracy before they become its next victims. In the tradition of Robert Ludlum and Dan Brown, Scott Mariani’s The Mozart Conspiracy is an electrifying thriller and the start of an exciting new series.
There was a cheese platter, red and white wine, and a state-of-the-art stereo
system playing one of my favorite pieces of classical music, Mozart's 40th and
41st “Jupiter” Symphonies. “What a coincidence,” I said as the stirring music filled
Author: Jessica Fletcher
Jessica Fletcher solves a murder by the bay in this mystery in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series... Cabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author is excited about promoting her new book in glamorous San Francisco. Jessica can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda. Actually, a visit to a women's prison is already on Jessica's schedule, and afterwards she finds a mysterious diary slipped into her bad. Its poignant contents make her suspect a beautiful inmate has been unjustly convicted of killing her husband. Soon Jessica is questioning witnesses throughout the Bay Area, from a restauranteur in a Sausalito mall to a female impersonator in the Castro district. But death is waiting on the Golden Gate Bridge—and Jessica may find out how risky love can be...
Author: National Association of Teachers of Singing (U.S.)Publish On: 1982
The rumor that Salieri murdered Mozart was still active as recently as 1970 ,
when a novel by David Weiss appeared ... With regard to the second murder
theory which involves the Freemasons , Drs . Kerner , Duda , and Dalchow , in Mozart's ...
Author: National Association of Teachers of Singing (U.S.)
The second is to demonstrate the underlying weakness in all of the murder
theories which have evolved in Mozart ' s case . Some facts , quite a few
assumptions , a degree of circumstantial evidence and occasionally downright
mistruths have ...
I vividly remembered atime walking inthe Volksgarten, a beautiful parkin Vienna,
inthe autumn.Miguel hadhummed snatches ofHaydn and Mozart, but otherwise
wewere silent. It was enoughjust to have his armaround me, keeping me warm.
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Muffin maker Merry Wynter hopes to find a buyer for the castle she’s recently inherited. But when she throws a party to draw interest, she finds someone who’s bought the farm instead… Merry’s career as a New York City stylist has crumbled, but her passion for muffins has helped her rise upstate in Autumn Vale. Everyone in town loves the tasty treats. Still, she would like to return to her glamorous life. Besides, the upkeep of Wynter Castle is expensive, and Merry’s cup isn’t exactly overflowing. So in order to bring some prospective buyers into the mix, Merry whisks together a spooky soiree and decorates the castle with dashes of fabric and a sprinkling of spider webs. Friends new and old are invited, and everyone has a blast. But as the revelers empty out, Merry notices one partygoer who isn’t leaving—or breathing. Now Merry must hurry to unmask a killer before her perfect plans turn into a recipe for disaster…
doctors came up onto the stage , one of them was quite rude about Montefiore's
ability to sing Mozart . Well , that was just ignorance . It is not true that a singer
who is good for music like in Puccini or Verdi is not good for Mozart . It was true ,
Author: John Reeves
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Mystery ensues when Bruno Montefiore, singing the role of Cavaradossi, is murdered during the final firing squad scene of a performance of Tosca, just before his wife's, Madame Csizamadia-Horvath, final aria
asked Beethoven, “Isn't that the woman who had that business with Mozart? ...
and told me that Frau Hofdemel had been the pupil of Mozart, and that her
husband had become jealous of him, and in a fit of rage attempted to murder his
Author: Rolf Hochhuth
Publisher: Oberon Books
Magdalena is a pupil of Mozart's. Her husband discovers that she has also been his lover. However, she has another secret that will have terrible consequences for both of them.
I came and sat by the bed , ness , and how near to murder the holding his thin
white hands . devil led me . ... At last the murderer of Mozart , yet still some
Steiger of those days , jealous you watch and guard me with a of me , reported
that I used ...
The early nineteenth century, in particular, tended to see Mozart's music as
bringing to the creaky, flimsy tale more ... The unsuccessful rape of a woman who
is dragged out of the house in her dressing gown is the first scene; the murder of
Author: Simon P. Keefe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A series of essays on the life and works of Mozart.
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Author: Leo P. Chall
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