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作者 Silver, William Andrew
書名 Agents of social change? Itinerant engineers in a post-industrial society
國際標準書號 9780494502846
book jacket
說明 86 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-06, page: 3320
Thesis (M.A.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 2009
Based on qualitative field research with itinerant engineers, this thesis examines contemporary professional work as an ever-changing process. Through documenting and analyzing the experiences, insecurities and challenges of itinerant engineers, I aim to offer an avenue into understanding larger processes of social change. Itinerant engineers provide an excellent example of contemporary post-industrial professionals who engage with large-scale, multi-national structures and continuously negotiate their existence---in---turn demonstrating the fluid, processual nature of their profession. I develop the concepts of flexible professionalism and post-industrial space; the former highlights the versatility and adaptability that contemporary professionals exhibit, while the latter reconceptualizes space in terms of flow and interconnectedness across physical boundaries. Ultimately, this thesis concludes that contemporary professions are becoming more and more reflexive, with individuals taking a larger role in negotiating their own career development
School code: 0328
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 47-06
主題 Anthropology, Cultural
Sociology, Social Structure and Development
0326
0700
Alt Author Dalhousie University (Canada)
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