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Professional Powers : A Study of the Institutionalization of Formal Knowledge - Eliot Freidson

Professional Powers

A Study of the Institutionalization of Formal Knowledge

Paperback Published: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780226262253
Number Of Pages: 260

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"This is an immensely useful book for sociologists working in a wide range of sub-fields. It confirms Freidson's status among the leading exponents of the old Chicago tradition. This book is catholic in its reading, sophisticated in its arguments and cautious in its judgements."--Robert Dingwall, "Sociology"
"As an attempt to provide a complex, wide-ranging account this book should be essential reading for specialist students, and it should act as a stimulus for the extension of both empirical research and theory."--Alex Faulkner, "Sociological Review"
"Freidson's book is a concise introduction to the professions, challenging specialists with its puncturing of theoretically induced misconceptions and offering general readers a clear but critical entree to the theoretical literature concerning this central aspect of modern society."--Andrew Abbott, "Science"
"This is a stimulating and well-written book which opens up a new perspective on the professions as well as contributing to existing debates."--David Podmore, "Times Higher Education Supplement"

Formal Knowledge, Power, and the Professions
Identifying Professions
The Category Profession
Establishing Professional Positions: The Credential System
The Position of Professionals in the Courts
The Question of Professional Decline
The Special Position of Professional Employees
Professional Powers in Work Organizations
Professions in the Political Economy
The Institutional Transformation of Formal Knowledge
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ISBN: 9780226262253
ISBN-10: 0226262251
Series: Study of the Institutionalization of Formal Knowledge
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st January 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 14.0 x 21.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition