WorldCat Identities

Freidson, Eliot 1923-2005

Overview
Works: 67 works in 371 publications in 5 languages and 7,159 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Eliot Freidson
Profession of medicine : a study of the sociology of applied knowledge by Eliot Freidson( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional powers : a study of the institutionalization of formal knowledge by Eliot Freidson( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freidson guides his analysis by finding what power may be ascribed to formal, codified knowledge. He focuses on the institutions that provide intellectual workers with their knowledge, a regular living, organized political resources, and other means with which to translate formal knowledge into human activity. Surveying professionals, he establishes a basic foundation for tracing the sources and means of professional power. Key issues are discussed as to whether they exercise power in the workplace, in government policy-making, and in the shaping of our physical and social world
Professional dominance: the social structure of medical care by Eliot Freidson( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and German and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States today we are confronted by a number of serious social problems, not the least of which concern the character of our basic human services. In each of the broad public domains of welfare, education, law, and health there are crises of public confidence. Each in its own way is failing to accomplish its essential mission of alleviating material deprivation, instructing the young, controlling and righting criminal and civil wrongs, and healing the sick. The poor, the student, the offender and the victim, the sick-all have in some way protested the failure of the institutions responsible for them. And these protests occur at a time when the human services are absorbing an increasingly massive amount of money and manpower. Awareness of that crisis intensified in the second half of the twentieth century. Increasing energy has been invested in research designed to determine what can be done. Each of the human services has long had its own research tradition, but during the sixties each has also made a concerted effort to mobilize and use the skills of such comparatively new disciplines as sociology. Owing to these new demands, sociology itself has grown. The hitherto obscure specialties of the sociology of law and medicine and the established specialties of criminology and educational sociology have taken on new vigor. In applying themselves the task of studying the human services, however, these segments of sociology have had to choose between two different strategies. Rather than dealing with the details of the human services for their own sake-and this lack of detail in a characteristic limitation of the second approach-this book shall instead attempt to stand outside the system in order to delineate one of its critical assumptions and a strategic feature of its basic structure
Doctoring together : a study of professional social control by Eliot Freidson( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hospital in modern society by Eliot Freidson( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Dutch and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professions and their prospects by Eliot Freidson( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen authors of various backgrounds have contributed original papers to the book which evaluates the role of the professions in society today and assesses their likely roles in the future. Comparatively general issues applicable to many professions are discussed in part one--occupational principle vs. Administrative principle, generating professional modes of self-regulation, professional freedom, professionalism and the individual, growing industrialization of the professions, unionism, and professional innovation in post-industrial society. Part two is devoted to a discussion of the present and future professional role of some specific professions: engineering, public accounting, medicine, priests and the church, teaching, social work, law, and professors and the university. Some aspects of these professions that are examined include: power structure, internal erosion, conservatism, accountability, professional-client relations, and professional status. The concluding section is directed toward the sociologist, "the professional who studies other professions". Two chapters deal with bias, reliability, and validity of sociological analysis. (Ea)
Professionalism : the third logic by Eliot Freidson( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new work explores the meaning and implications of professionalism as a form of social organization. Eliot Freidson formalizes professionalism by treating it as an ideal type grounded in the political economy he presents the concept as a third logic, or a more viable alternative to consumerism and bureaucracy. He asks us to imagine a world where workers with specialized knowledge and the ability to provide society with especially important services can organize and control their own work, without directives from management or the influence of free markets. Freidson then appraises the present status of professionalism, exploring how traditional and national variations in state policy and organization are influencing the power and practice of such professions as medicine and law. Widespread attacks by neoclassical economists and populists, he contends, are obscuring the social value of credentialism and monopolies. The institutions that sustain professionalism in our world are simply too useful to both capital and state to dismiss
Professionalism reborn : theory, prophecy, and policy by Eliot Freidson( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an original interpretation of the professions and the role of the professional in Western industrial societies today
Medical men and their work by Eliot Freidson( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical work in America : essays on health care by Eliot Freidson( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patients' views of medical practice; a study of subscribers to a prepaid medical plan in the Bronx by Eliot Freidson( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student government, student leaders, and the American college by United States National Student Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public attitudes toward health insurance by Eliot Freidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Profession médicale by Eliot Freidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in French and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical professionals and the organization of knowledge by Eliot Freidson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical Professionals and the Organization of Knowledge conveys how medical people shape and organize the knowledge, perception, and experience of illness, as well as the substance of illness behavior, its management, and treatment. It is now well established that the unique symbolic equipment of the human animal is intimately connected with the functioning of the body. Freidson and Lorber believe that the proper understanding of specifically human rather than generally "animal" illness requires careful and systematic study of the social meanings surrounding illness. The content of social meanings varies from culture to culture and from one historical period to another. As important as the content of those social meanings, is the organization of groups who serve as carriers and, sometimes, creators. In the case of illness, a critical difference exists between those considered to be competent to diagnose and treat the sick and those excluded from this special privilege - a separation as old as the shaman or medicine-man. Such differences become solidified when the expert healer becomes a member of an organized, full-time occupation, sustained in monopoly over the work of diagnosis and treatment by the force of the state and invested with the authority to make official designation of the social meanings to be ascribed to physical states. The medical profession in advanced nations is in a vise between professional needs and political demands. Its organization and its knowledge establish many of the conditions for being recognizably and legitimately ill, and the professional controls for many of the circumstances of treatment. It thus plays a central role in shaping the experience of being ill. With this fact of modern life in mind, this collection on the character of experts or professionals in general and of medicine as a profession in particular is uniquely fashioned. [Ed.]
The public looks at hospitals by Eliot Freidson( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public looks at dental care by Eliot Freidson( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ärztestand : berufs- und wissenschaftssoziologische Durchleuchtung einer Profession by Eliot Freidson( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La teoría de las profesiones Estado del arte by Eliot Freidson( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La teoría de las profesiones Estado del arte
Profession of medicine : a study of the sociology of applied knowledge, with a new afterword by Eliot Freidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.40 for La teoría ... to 1.00 for Eliot Frei ...)

Professional powers : a study of the institutionalization of formal knowledge
Alternative Names
Freidson, Eliot Lazarus.

Freidson, Eliot Lazarus, 1923-

Freidson, Eliot Lazarus 1923-2005

프라이드슨, 엘리엇 1923-

フリードソン, エリオット

Languages
English (279)

German (7)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Professional powers : a study of the institutionalization of formal knowledgeProfessional dominance: the social structure of medical careProfessionalism : the third logicProfessionalism reborn : theory, prophecy, and policyMedical work in America : essays on health careMedical professionals and the organization of knowledgeProfession of medicine : a study of the sociology of applied knowledge, with a new afterword