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The sociology of the professions : sage publications

Author: Keith M Macdonald
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Macdonald
ISBN: 9781446231715 1446231712
OCLC Number: 1141065002
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed February 17, 2020).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Keith M. Macdonald.

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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 book are drawn together in a final chapter by means of a case study of accountancy.

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