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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 452 pages
Published August 15th 1988 by University Of Chicago Press
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Kåre
Jan 25, 2013 Kåre rated it really liked it
Shelves: sociologi
Kapitel 10. The construction of the personal problems jusidiction.

Fin introduktion, hvor emnet siges at være umugligt at afgrænse

282. 1850-75.
Mest oplagt tilhørte området religion, idet mennesker, der havde det dårligt personligt, kunne presses til at tænke over religion, frelse.
Sidst i perioden: industrialisering.
Fattige mister fællesskab, kultur, kirke og oplever problemer.
Rige (mænd) mister tilknytning til fællesskab, og oplever eksistentielle problemer, som anerkendes.
Industrialiseringen
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Kristina
A good classic about defining the concept of a profession, but kind of a snoozefest for me. If you're stuck reading this and keep drifting in and out of sleep like I did, try checking out this blog post that has a really great discussion of the book http://understandingsociety.blogspot....

But don't let that stop you from reading it if you love this kind of stuff!
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