The Sociology of Professions and the Profession of Gender

  title={The Sociology of Professions and the Profession of Gender},
  author={C. S. L. Davies},
  pages={661 - 678}
  • C. Davies
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
Notwithstanding the growing numbers of women entering the professions and considerable public debate concerned with equal opportunity and barriers to women's advancement, attempts to theorise the relation between gender and profession within the discipline of sociology remain relatively rare. This paper draws on recent work on the gendering of organisation and bureaucracy to suggest that a key issue for consideration is not so much the exclusion of women from work defined as professional, but… 

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