The Sociology of the professions : lawyers, doctors, and others

The Sociology of the professions : lawyers, doctors, and others

The Sociology of the professions : lawyers, doctors, and others

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Robert Dingwall, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, P. S. C. Lewis
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): United States
  • Publication Information: London : Macmillan, 1983
  • Publication Type (Medium): Congresses, Aufsatzsammlung, Conference proceedings, Conference papers and proceedings
  • Material: Conference publication
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Oxford socio-legal studies.
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Additional Format

Online version: Sociology of the professions. London: Macmillan, 1983 (OCoLC)654628704

Short Description

IX, 314 pages : ILlustrations.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The Sociology of the professions : lawyers, doctors, and others is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Responsable Person: edited by Robert Dingwall and Philip Lewis.
  • Publication Date: 1983
  • Country/State: United States
  • Number of Editions: 22 editions
  • First edition Date: 1982
  • Last edition Date: 1992
  • General Notes: Updated and rev. papers from a conference held at Oxford, Easter 1979; sponsored by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.
    Includes indexes.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KJC158
  • Dewey Code: 306.36
  • ISBN: 9780333309612 0333309618 9780333368398 0333368398
  • OCLC: 9269203

Main Contents

pt. I. Professions, knowledge and power:
The theory of the professions: state of the art / Eliot Freidson
Professional, autonomy and the social control of expertise / Dietrich Rueschemeyer
The rivals: an essay on the sociological trades / P.M. Strong. pt. II. Professional work:
Professional mystery: maintenance of charisma in general medical practice / Gordon Horobin
The general practice lawyer and the client: towards a radical conception / Maureen Cain
Solicitors and clients: altruism or self-interest / Philip Thomas and Geoff Mungham
Mega-law and mega-lawyering in the contemporary United States / Celia Davies
Professionals in bureaucracies: solicitors in private practice and local government / Topsy Murray, Robert Dingwall and John Eekelaar. pt. III. Professional careers:
The production of the professional community / Paul Atkinson. Professional careers and biographies / Malcolm Johnson
Becoming a judge / Alan Paterson.

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