The Control of Knowledge: The Power of the Helping Professions:

@inproceedings{Reiff1974TheCO,
  title={The Control of Knowledge: The Power of the Helping Professions:},
  author={Robert Reiff},
  year={1974}
}
The basis of professional power is not knowledge itself but the control of knowledge. Historically, the helping professions have been mandated and licensed by society-have been given the reins of expert authority-to define who is deviant, ill, or needy and who is entitled to what help in the promotion of human welfare.While on one hand the helping professions today have a vested interest in maintaining a commodity concept of their services, on the other hand, they have, by the very nature of… CONTINUE READING

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