Patriarchy and Professions: The Gendered Politics of Occupational Closure

  title={Patriarchy and Professions: The Gendered Politics of Occupational Closure},
  author={Anne Witz},
  pages={675 - 690}
  • A. Witz
  • Published 1 November 1990
  • Economics
  • Sociology
The relationship between gender and professionalisation is a neglected one, and female professional projects have been overlooked in the sociology of professions. The generic notion of profession is also a gendered notion as it takes what are in fact the successful professional projects of class-privileged male actors at a particular point in history and in particular societies to be the paradigmatic case of profession. Instead, it is necessary to speak of `professional projects', to gender the… 
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