Theorizing Professional Changes and Futures

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 17 (Juridicum)
RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups (host committee)

Language: English

Change is a constant feature of professional, knowledge-based, service-sector work. This session invites abstracts which consider alternative existing or new theoretical and conceptual interpretations of professional work and professionalism in current and possible future contexts. New questions are being asked about professions and professionalism and some established theories seem less relevant in different time periods, policy contexts, areas and geographical regions. Also new knowledge-based occupations develop, which pose new questions and challenges to and for theories of professionalism. 
We look forward to receiving abstract proposals which support and/or challenge existing theories and interpretations and welcome new interpretations and suggestions of new concepts for professions and professionalism in a globalizing world.
Session Organizer:
Julia EVETTS, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Julia EVETTS, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
On (new) Moral Communities. Proximity and Normativity in Changing Professions
Christiane SCHNELL, Institute of Social Research at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany; Annalisa TONARELLI, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali - Università di Firenze, Italy
Professionalism As Cooperative Competence
Ines LANGEMEYER, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Revisiting the Concept of Professional Authority
Lars Thorup LARSEN, Aarhus University, Denmark
‘We Can Only Request What's in Our Protocol': Technology and Autonomy in Healthcare Professionals' Work
Andreas KORNELAKIS, King's College London, United Kingdom; Dimitra PETRAKAKI, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Values Attributed to Arab Professionalism in Arab Academic Journalism Education
Monika LENGAUER, Technische Universitat Dortmund, Germany
Men in Early Childhood and Care – Can They Contribute to Professionalisation Processes in Early Childhood Education and Help to Rethink Theoretical Dimensions of Care Work?
Jens KRABEL, Coordination office "Men in Early Childhood and Care" c/o Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Germany; Maria Teresa MARTIN PALOMO, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Overcoming Old Divisions: Winds of Change in the Italian Legal Professions
Luca VERZELLONI, Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES), Portugal