Profession of Medicine
A Study of the Sociology of Applied Knowledge Reprinted edition
By (author) Eliot Freidson
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Profession of Medicine by Eliot Freidson
Book Description"Must be judged as a landmark in medical sociology." Norman Denzin, "Journal of Health and Social Behavior" ""Profession of Medicine" is a challenging monograph; the ideas presented are stimulating and thought provoking. . . . Given the expanding domain of what illness is and the contentions of physicians about their rights as professionals, Freidson wonders aloud whether expertise is becoming a mask for privilege and power. . . . "Profession of Medicine" is a landmark in the sociological analysis of the professions in modern society." Ron Miller, "Sociological Quarterly" "This is the first book that I know of to go to the root of the matter by laying open to view the fundamental nature of the professional claim, and the structure of professional institutions." Everett C. Hughes, "Science""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226262284
(220mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eliot Freidson
Professionalism, the Third Logic, Hardback (May 2001)
Eliot Freidson has written the first systematic account of professionalism as a method of organizing work. In ideal--typical professionalism, specialized workers control their own work, while in the free market consumers are in command, and in bureaucracy managers dominate.
Professionalism Reborn, Paperback (May 1994)View all books by Eliot Freidson
An authoritative overview of the theoretical and methodological problems of the study of professions. Develops a systematic ideal type for professionalism based on fundamental concepts of the sociology of work.
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