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  • Health and the Division of Labour

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

  • The Ceremonial Order of the Clinic

    Parents, Doctors and Medical Bureaucracies

    By P.M. Strong, Robert Dingwall

    This title was first published in 2001. A classic ethnographic study of the interactions between paediatricians and parents of children thought to be neurologically handicapped. Strong used this work to systematize the often chaotic ideas of Erving Goffman, to explore the connections between micro…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21

  • Aspects of Illness

    By Robert Dingwall

    This title was first published in 2001. With critical observations on past approaches to this issue and the proposal of alternative lines of inquiry, this book is concerned with the attempts made by sociologists (and to a lesser extent, doctors) to account for patterns of social conduct that are…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26

  • Prospects for the National Health

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Robert Dingwall, Anne Murcott

    The British National Health Service celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1978. A Royal Commission was set up to consider the role of the National Health Service, and it is the debates that surrounded this Royal Commission that form the basis for the twelve topics covered by this book. The economic…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge Revivals

  • Health and Safety in a Changing World

    Edited by Robert Dingwall, Shelley Frost

    When health and safety regulatory frameworks took their present form in the 1970s, they were seen as a triumph of welfare state intervention. Since then, as heavy industry has declined and office and retail employment have expanded, new ways of working have radically altered the context of health…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06

  • Sociology and Social Research (RLE Social Theory)

    By Geoff Payne, Robert Dingwall, Judy Payne, Mick Carter

    A social science which has become so remote from the society which pays for its upkeep is ultimately doomed, threatened less by repression than by intellectual contempt and financial neglect. This is the message of the authors of this book in this reassessment of the evolution and present state of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge Library Editions: Social Theory

  • Essays on Professions

    By Robert Dingwall

    Over the past 30 years Robert Dingwall has published an influential series of articles on the professions, especially law and medicine. This represents a substantial and coherent body of work in an important sub-discipline of sociology. This volume assembles the best of these writings in one single…

    Hardback – 2008-01-28

  • The Reform of Child Care Law

    A Practical Guide to the Children Act 1989

    By John Eekelaar, Robert Dingwall

    Children Act 1989 introduced the most radical changes to child care law for a generation. Eekelaar and Dingwall provide a concise, practical guide to the legislation for all professionals practising in this area.…

    Paperback – 1990-05-03

  • An Introduction to the Social History of Nursing

    By Robert Dingwall, Anne Marie Rafferty, Charles Webster

    In recent years the study of nursing history in Britain has been transformed by the application of concepts and methods from the social sciences to original sources. The myths and legends which have grown up through a century of anecdotal writing have been chipped away to reveal the complex story…

    Paperback – 1988-10-06

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