The Politics of Knowledge: Activist Movements in Medicine and Planning

The Politics of Knowledge: Activist Movements in Medicine and Planning

by Lily M. Hoffman
     
 

In this book the author examines the question of the compatibility of politics, policy-making, and professional work. Based on nineteen case studies of organizations, Hoffman looks at “what happened” as doctors and planners set out to redistribute services to minorities and the poor between 1960 and 1980.See more details below

Overview

In this book the author examines the question of the compatibility of politics, policy-making, and professional work. Based on nineteen case studies of organizations, Hoffman looks at “what happened” as doctors and planners set out to redistribute services to minorities and the poor between 1960 and 1980.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887069499
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Series:
SUNY series in the Sociology of Work and Organizations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: The Professions and Social Change

1. The Professions and Social Movements
2. Medicine, Planning, and Activist Organizations
3. The Postwar Context of Activism

Part II: Strategies of Change

4. Delivering Services
5. Empowering People
6. Transforming the Workplace: Professionals as Workers
7. Transforming Society: Professional as a Political Vanguard

Part III: The Politics of Professional Knowledge

8. The Political Significance of Activism
9. The Problem of Professional Knowledge

Notes

Glossary of Acronyms

Bibliography

Index

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