Gendering the Sociology Profession
Sweden, Britain & the US

By Sanja Magdalenic
November 2004
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 9122020853
192 pages, 6 " x 9 "
$82.50 Paper Original


This Ph.D. dissertation is framed as a historical comparative analysis of the sociology profession. The focus will be put on the emergence and the development of the profession and its organizational arenas. The analysis will present data from three sociology fields - Sweden, Britain and the US - as these fields relate to the three models of professionalization that have been outlines by the sociology of the professions.

Performing a comparative analysis of an individual profession will help reveal similarities and differences between the cases being considered. The aim of the dissertation is twofold. First, it seeks to add to theorizing about the relationship between gender and professions by exploring the ways in which the emergence, organization and knowledge production of an academic profession has interrelated with gender in the historical development of sociology as a profession.

Contents include: Introduction, Sociology of the professions through gender lens, the Professional project, Gendering professional associations, Patterns of closure in academic departments, Gender and the sociological canon, Homo sociologicus: subjective reminiscences, Conclusions.

Sociology
Stockholm Studies in Sociology, No. 20

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