Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

In an Age of Experts:
The Changing Roles of Professionals in Politics and Public Life
Steven Brint

Paperback | 1996 | $57.50 | £48.95 | ISBN: 9780691026077
288 pp. | 6 x 9 1/4 | 2 line illustrations
Add to Shopping Cart

Reviews | Table of Contents

Google full text of this book:
 

Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. During this time scholars and journalists have described the group as exercising increasing influence over cultural values and public affairs. The rise of this putative "new class" has been greeted with idealistic hope or ideological suspicion on both the right and the left. In an Age of Experts challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated, and that the political preferences of professionals are much more closely linked to those of business owners and executives than has been commonly assumed.

Reviews:

"Brint's important book ... tackles very large and complex questions about the changing roles of the professions in advanced capitalist societies.... It continues lines of analysis that have been pursued since the classic turn-of-the-century works of sociology, and it does so with great success."--Contemporary Sociology

"Brint's important book ... tackles very large and complex questions about the changing roles of the professions in advanced capitalist societies.... It continues lines of analysis that have been pursued since the classic turn-of-the-century works of sociology, and it does so with great success."--Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Contemporary Sociology

Endorsements:

"Steven Brint offers an exhaustive, systematic, and well-executed analysis of the politics and position of professionals in American society. He provides a very useful synthesis of available knowledge on this group, offers original detailed information on its politics, and addresses important sociological debates."--Mich`ele Lamont, Princeton University

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction: Professionals and the Character of American Democracy 3
Pt. 1 The Professional Stratum in America 21
Ch. 2 Professions as Organization and Status Category 23
Ch. 3 Professions in the Political Economy I: Spheres and Sectors 45
Ch. 4 Professions in the Political Economy II: Markets 66
Ch. 5 Culture and Politics 81
Ch. 6 The Rhythms of Political Change 104
Pt. 2 Experts, Intellectuals, and Professionals 127
Ch. 7 The Influence of Policy Experts 129
Ch. 8 The Moral Imagination of Intellectuals 150
Ch. 9 Professionals and Politics in Postindustrial Societies 175
Ch. 10 Conclusion: The Transformation of the Professional Middle Class and the Future of Intellectuals 202
Notes 213
Index 265


Subject Areas:

Hardcover published in 1994

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback : $57.50 ISBN: 9780691026077

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Paperback  £48.95 ISBN: 9780691026077

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 7/11/2017

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share 
Send me emails
about new books in:
Political Science And International Relations
Sociology
More Choices