Professionalization, Professional Ethics and Semi-Professions: Emerging Issues in Developing Countries

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups (host committee)

Language: English

Proessional-groups occupy an important and significant place in the stratification-system of society. The purpose of organising this session is to understand the theoretical and conceptual issues in the study of professons, examine the emergence of professions in the developing countries and to highlight the empirical studies on professions in the developing countries. The theoretical and conceptual understanding of professional groups was first initiated in the western countries. According to such formulations, the professionals are rich people,but they do not work with profit motives. Professionals do services to the society in their own specialized areas for which they take trainning for a long duration of time. Doctorscould be the best example here, but others like lawyers also belong to this category. Professionals work in the areas of their own specializations and thus enjoy a considerable degree of professional autonomy. They are also guided by their own professional ethics. Semi-professionals help the professionals in carrying out their work but do not enjoy such professional autonomy. The sociological studies on professionals have also been done in the developing countries where the problems are somewhat different. The papers are invited in this sessionon the following or the other related themes: (i) theoretical and conceptual issues in the study of professions; (ii) the emergence of the professions as a phenomenon for sociological studies and (iii) empirical studies on professions in developing countries.
Session Organizer:
Arvind CHAUHAN, Department of Sociology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, (M.P), 462026, India, India
Arvind CHAUHAN, Department of Sociology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, (M.P), 462026, India, India
Oral Presentations
Precarization Processes: Studying Military Personnel in the South Russia
Oxana POSUKHOVA, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation; Ludmila KLIMENKO, Southern Federal University, Russia; Pavel ZAYATS, Southern Federal University, Russia; Pavlina BALDOVSKAYA, Southern Federal University, Russia
Opinions from Teacher Educators in Mexico about the Preparation They Receive in Professional Ethics
Anita Cecilia HIRSCH ADLER, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Women in Profession: Case Studies of Doctors in Central India
Mamta GAVSHINDHE, Department of Sociology/Social Work, Saifia Arts and Commerce College, India; Gajanan MISHRA, MAHATMA GANDHI COLLEGE KARELI, India
Distributed Papers
Human Rights Practice in Social Work Process. an Exploratory Study on Romanian Social Work Professionals
Mihai-Bogdan IOVU, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Romania; Maria ROTH, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
From Ethics to Social Responsibility in Designer's Profession. Polish Perspective
Paulina ROJEK-ADAMEK, Pedagogical University of Kraków, Poland