The System of Professions

The System of Professions

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In The System of Professions Andrew Abbott explores central questions about the role of professions in modern life: Why should there be occupational groups controlling expert knowledge? Where and why did groups such as law and medicine achieve their power? Will professionalism spread throughout the occupational world? While most inquiries in this field study one profession at a time, Abbott here considers the system of professions as a whole. Through comparative and historical study of the professions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England, France, and America, Abbott builds a general theory of how and why professionals evolve.Dingwall (1977) gives a splendid discussion of workplace strategies for image maintenance. ... On subordinate creation, see Bliss and Cohen (1977), Ford ( 1975), and especially Schneller (1976), on physiciana#39;s assistants; and Austin ( 1978)anbsp;...

Title:The System of Professions
Author:Andrew Abbott
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2014-02-07


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