"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|
|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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Series: Study of the Institutionalization of Formal Knowledge
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): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition