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The Sociology of the Professions

The Sociology of the Professions

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This much-needed book provides a systematic introduction, both conceptual and applied, to the sociology of the professions.

Keith Macdonald guides the reader through the chief sociological approaches to the professions, addressing their strengths and weaknesses. The discussion is richly illustrated by examples from and comparisons between the professions in Britain, the United States and Europe, relating their development to their cultural context. The social exclusivity that professions aim for is discussed in relation to social stratification, patriarchy and knowledge, and is thoroughly illustrated by reference to examples from medicine and other established professions, such as law and architecture. The themes of the bo

Author: Keith M. MacDonald
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Published: 11/13/1995
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 9.16h x 6.15w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9780803986343

About the Author
MacDonald, Keith M.: - Keith Macdonald has published numerous papers in Sociology, The British Journal of Sociology, and has contributed to many edited editions on the Sociology of Work and the Professions.

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