Power and the Professions in Britain 1700-1850 by Penelope J CorfieldPower and the Professions in Britain 1700-1850 by Penelope J Corfield

Power and the Professions in Britain 1700-1850

byPenelope J Corfield, Penelope J. CorfieldEditorPenelope J Corfield

Hardcover | November 30, 1995

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The modern professions have a long history that predates the development of formal institutions and examinations in the nineteenth century. Long before the Victorian era the emergent professions wielded power through their specialist knowledge and set up informal mechanisms of control and self-regulation.
Penelope Corfield devotes a chapter each to lawyers, clerics and doctors and makes reference to many other professionals - teachers, apothecaries, governesses, army officers and others. She shows how as the professions gained in power and influence, so they were challenged increasingly by satire and ridicule. Corfield's analysis of the rise of the professions during this period centres on a discussion of the philosophical questions arising from the complex relationship between power and knowledge.
Title:Power and the Professions in Britain 1700-1850Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:November 30, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415097568

ISBN - 13:9780415097567


Editorial Reviews

"Corfield has added significantly to the literature of the professions."
-"Journal of Social History, spring 1997