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The sociology of the professions

The sociology of the professions

Author: Keith M Macdonald
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Sociology of the Professions is a key addition to the literature on the sociology of work. A comprehensive study of knowledge-based occupations, this new volume includes authoritative discussions of accountancy, law, and medicine, as well as the more traditional professions, like the clergy and the military. Macdonald's analysis of the professions is illustrated with numerous substantive examples and also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Macdonald, Keith M.
Sociology of the professions.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1995
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Macdonald
ISBN: 0803986335 9780803986336 0803986343 9780803986343
OCLC Number: 33892477
Description: xiii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sociological Analysis of the Professions --
Professions and Social Stratification --
The Cultural Context of Professions --
Professions and the State --
Patriarchy and the Professions --
Knowledge and the Professions --
A Professional Project --
The Case of Accountancy.
Responsibility: Keith M. Macdonald.
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Macdonald guides the reader through the chief sociological approaches to the professions, addressing their strengths and weaknesses. The discussion is illustrated by examples from the professions in  Read more...


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`Current available literature on the sociology of work has been lacking an up to date, comprehensive overview of theoretical and empirical work relation to the professions and their development. The Read more...

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