Stebbins, Robert A.

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STEBBINS, Robert A. Canadian (born United States), b. 1938. Genres: Recreation, Sociology, Social sciences. Career: Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary, since 1976. Assistant Professor, 1965-68, Associate Professor and Head of Dept., 1968-71, Professor, 1972-73, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington, 1973-76. President, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1988-89, and Social Science Federation of Canada, 1991-92. Fellow, Academy of Leisure Sciences. Publications: Commitment to Deviance: The Nonprofessional Criminal in the Community, 1971; The Disorderly Classroom: Its Physical and Temporal Conditions, 1974; Teachers and Meaning: Definitions of Classroom Situations, 1975; Amateurs: On the Margin Between Work and Leisure, 1979; Fieldwork Experience: Qualitative Approaches to Social Research, 1980; The Sociology of Deviance, 1982; The Magician: Career, Culture and Social Psychology in a Variety Art, 1984; Sociology: The Study of Society, 1987, 1990; Canadian Football: The View from the Helmet, 1987; Deviance: Tolerable Differences, 1988; The Laugh Makers: Stand-Up Comedy as Art, Business, and Life-Style, 1990; Experiencing Fieldwork: An Inside View of Qualitative Research, 1991; Amateurs, Professionals, and Serious Leisure, 1992; Predicaments: Moral Difficulty in Everyday Life, 1993; The Franco- Calgarians: French Language, Leisure, and Linguistic Life-Style in an Anglophone City, 1994; The Connoisseur's New Orleans, 1995; Tolerable Differences: Living with Deviance, 1996; The Barbershop Singer: Inside the Social World of a Musical Hobby, 1996. Address: Dept. of Sociology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4.