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Professions and Power (Hardcover)

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First published in 1972, this book rejects as inadequate the ‘trait’ and ‘functionalist’ theories of the professions and instead presents an alternative framework to analyse the contemporaneous occupational change in industrial societies. The author describes how occupational specialisation creates varying degrees of social distance between producers and consumers of goods or services, thus several institutions of control social have developed — collegiate, corporate or oligarchic patronage, mediative. The author looks at the social conditions necessary for the development of these methods of control and the apparent decline of professionalism in both developed and undeveloped societies.

Number of Pages: 100
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Revivals
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: June 7, 2016
TCIN: 52362489
UPC: 9781138203532
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-9493
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