New Professional Projects? on the Opportunities and Limits of a Professionalization of Occupational Fields Today.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 17 (Juridicum)
RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups (host committee)

Language: English

The session invites papers which analyse current attempts of professionalization. How does a collective consciousness or a professional identity emerge? Which strategies are developed to define and demarcate jurisdiction? What is the knowledge base and which normative orientations play a role here? What are the general reasons behind these developments? Who are the main actors? And last but not least, which theoretical concepts support the analysis of such “new” professional projects?
After years if not decades of including so called non-established professional fields successfully in the sociology of professions discourse, many empirical examples and conceptual considerations have been developed. To get a general picture and identify guiding categories for a systematic approach, the opportunities and limits of nowadays professional projects will be discussed in the session.
Session Organizer:
Christiane SCHNELL, Institute of Social Research at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
Professionalisation of Research: Organisational Hybridisation and Professional Trajectories and Identities
Luisa VELOSO, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal; Carlos Manuel GONCALVES, Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Noemia LOPES, Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz, Portugal
Professional Emergence Under Pressure: The Cyber Security Arena
Lea FOVERSKOV, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Patient Centered Professionalism? Mental Health Care Workers' Response to Patient Participation
Aukje LEEMEIJER, HAN University of Applied Sciences / Utrecht School of Governance, Netherlands
Professionalisation of Russian Preschool Educators: Changes and Perspectives
Valery MANSUROV, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Olesya YURCHENKO, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Developing Care Professionals: Possible Ramifications of the Professional Projects within Swedish Disability Care
Richard JOHANSSON, Uppsala University, Sweden; Ulla HELLSTRÖM MUHLI, Uppsala University, Sweden