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Health and the Division of Labour

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Dingwall, Christian Heath, Margaret Reid, Margaret Stacey


232 pages

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Originally published in 1978, Health and the Division of Labour examines problems and tensions experienced in health work. The papers analyse inter- and intra-occupational rivalry and consider the impact of new forms of managerial rationality upon the traditional divisions of tasks and prestige in health work. The issues raised here affect public policy in both Britain and the USA: Americans can profit from British work on the position of women in medicine, on unionisation and on managerialism, Britons can learn from Americans work on the political context of both social science and medicine, in looking at renal dialysis policy and at the problems of fieldwork in Latin America.

Table of Contents


1. The Futures of Professionalisation, Eliot Friedson

2. The Role of the Medical Profession in a Non-Democratic Country: The Case of Spain, Jesus M. de Miguel

3. Home Dialysis and Sociomedical Policy, Eugene B. Gallagher

4. Responsibility in General Practice, Gordon Horobin and Jim McIntosh

5. Women in the Medical Profession: Whose Problem?, Mary Ann Elston

6. The Division of Labour among the Mental Health Professions – a Negotiated or an Imposed Order?, Nigel Goldie

7. The New Managerialism and Professionalism in Nursing, Michael Carpenter

8. Management, the Professions and the Unions: A Social Analysis of Change in the National Health Service, Tom Manson

9. Misapplied Cross-Cultural Research: A Case Study of an Ill-Fated Family Planning Research Project, Charles D. Kleymeyer and William E. Bertrand


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General