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The Rise of Professional Society By Professor Harold Perkin

The Rise of Professional Society
by Professor Harold Perkin

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This sequel to "The Origins of Modern English Society" explores the rise of the middle class in order to demonstrate a new principle of social organization. The author describes how this contemporary social organization has been based on trained expertise, selection and professionalism.
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The Rise of Professional Society by Professor Harold Perkin

This long awaited sequel to The Origins of Modern English Society explores the rise of the forgotten middle class' to show a new principle of social organisation. A rare example of a work both accessible to the general reader and indispensable to the professional scholar.' - The Observer No social historian can afford to be without it.' - New Statesman and Society ...an audacious and exciting piece of synthesis. His mastery of political, economic, social and urban history is intimidating.' - New York Review of Books Now available in paperback, this book is the long awaited sequel to The Origins of Modern English Society . Stimulating and controversial, it will be widely read by all those who seek an understanding not just of Britain since 1880, but of all mature economies of the world today. The theme is the rise of 'the forgotten middle class', the non capitalist or professional class which the chief social commentators left out of their analyses. England, like all post-industrial societies, has come to be dominated by growing numbers of 'experts'. As Harold Perkin shows, a new principle of social organization has emerged, based on trained expertise, selection and reward by merit - in a word, on professionalism.

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The Rise of Professional Society Reviews


"Like its predecessor, it is both magesterial and provocative."
-"Labour History Review
"No social historian can afford not to read it."
-"New Statesman and Society
." . . the two volumes taken together are outstanding."
-"Financial Times
"A large, richly-packed book about the professionalisation of expertise. It is accessible to the general reader, indispensable to the scholar, and a solid achievement of synthesis and clarity."
-"Observer
"The argument is deployed with exhilarating zest and organizing power . . . [Perkin] marshals the evidence with immense clarity and vigour . . . a major in some ways heroic contribution to the debate on postwar British history."
-"Twentieth Century British History

Additional information

GOR001429849
The Rise of Professional Society by Professor Harold Perkin
Professor Harold Perkin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1990-07-26
624
041504975X
9780415049757
N/A
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