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  • ISBN: 9780226000695
  • ISBN10: 0226000699

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

by Andrew Delano Abbott

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1988
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Preface 1. Introduction The Professions Literature The Concept of Professionalization Cases of Professional DevelopmentI. Work, Jurisdiction, and Competition2. Professional Work Objective and Subjective Diagnosis Treatment Inference Academic Knowledge 3. The Claim of Jurisdiction Audiences Settlements Internal Structure 4. The System of Professions The Implications of Exclusion: A System of Professions Sources of Systems Disturbances The Mechanisms of Jurisdiction Shift: Abstractions ConclusionII. The System's Environment5. Internal Differentiation and the Problem of Power Internal Stratification Client Differentiation Workplace, Workplace Structure, and Internal Divisions of Labor Career Patterns Power 6. The Social Environment of Professional Development Forces Opening and Closing Jurisdictions The Internal Organization of Professional Work Changing Audiences for Jurisdictional Claims Co-optable Powers, Oligarchy, and the New Class 7. The Cultural Environment of Professional Development Changes in the Organization of Knowledge New Forms of Legitimacy The Rise of UniversitiesIII. Three Case Studies8. The Information Professions The Qualitative Task Area The Quantitative Task Area The Combined Jurisdiction 9. Lawyers and Their Competitors Potential Jurisdictional Conflicts of the Legal Profession Complaints about Unqualified Practice and Other Invasions Conclusions 10. The Construction of the Personal Problems Jurisdiction The Status of Personal Problems, 1850-75 The First Response to "American Nervousness" The Psychiatric Revolution The Rise of Psychotherapy Conclusion: The Clergy Surrender 11. Conclusion The System of Professions History Theory and the Professions Notes References Index
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