The System of Professions: An Essay on the Division of Expert Labor

Andrew Abbott (Author)
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Description

In The System of Professions Andrew Abbott explores central questions about the role of professions in modern life: Why should there be occupational groups controlling expert knowledge? Where and why did groups such as law and medicine achieve their power? Will professionalism spread throughout the occupational world? While most inquiries in this field study one profession at a time, Abbott here considers the system of professions as a whole. Through comparative and historical study of the professions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England, France, and America, Abbott builds a general theory of how and why professionals evolve.

Product Details

Price
$40.80
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
August 15, 1988
Pages
452
Dimensions
6.11 X 0.98 X 9.11 inches | 1.38 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226000695
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About the Author

Andrew Abbott is the Ralph Lewis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago.