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This Element engages with fundamental questions concerning the future trajectory of professions as a distinct occupational category and of the formal organizations, which represent, employ or host professionals. It begins with a literature review that identifies a functionalist, power and institutionalist lens for the study of professional occupations and organizations. It then reviews a series of challenges which face the contemporary professions. Finally, the Element explores contemporary developments in the worlds of professions applying three units of analysis: macro (professional occupations and their associations), meso (professional organizations) and micro (professional workers).
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- Date Published: January 2020
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108789851
- length: 75 pages
- dimensions: 230 x 151 x 7 mm
- weight: 0.16kg
- contains: 3 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. An introduction and overview
2. Three lenses for studying professional occupations and organizations
3. The demise of the professions?
4. Professional occupations
5. Professional organizations
6. Professional workers
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