The Sociology of the Professions

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SAGE Publications, Nov 13, 1995 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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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 provides comparisons between the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe. An examination of the history of the professions prefaces a detailed analysis of professionalism and power. Macdonald goes on to examine the relationship between professionalism, knowledge, the state, social stratification, organizations, and bureaucracy. The study concludes with a discussion of the future of the professions, which focuses on the issues of the state, bureaucracy, and social power

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About the author (1995)

Keith Macdonald is currently visiting Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, where he has held various post since 1964, including Head of Department 1984-88. He has been a Research Fellow with large scale SSRC projects on organizations (Aston) and universities (Edinburgh and Manchester). He has published numerous articles on the sociology of occupations, especially the professions and the military. While continuing his interest in occupations, he is also working on studies in historical sociology.

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