Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | Interrogating professional power and recognition of specialized knowledge: a class analysis

Title:
Interrogating professional power and recognition of specialized knowledge: a class analysis
Author:
D. W. Livingstone: University of Toronto, Canada
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9023
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Year:
2014
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
13-29
No. of pages:
17
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2014-01-24


This article explores ignored dimensions of relations between professional power and recognition of specialized knowledge, specifically the relations of professional class positions and workplace power with advanced professional schooling and further education. Professional class positions, mediated by association and union memberships, are posited as and confirmed to be important determinants of both advanced educational certification and further education. The evidence is drawn from unique national surveys of the working conditions and learning practices of entire Canadian labour force including especially a 2004 survey with a large number of professional respondents. The major implication is that class positions should be incorporated in further studies of professional power generally and variations in professional learning in particular.

Keywords: Professional classes; workplace power; professionals’ specialized knowledge; further education

Volume 5, Issue: 1, Article 2, 2014

Author:
D. W. Livingstone
Title:
Interrogating professional power and recognition of specialized knowledge: a class analysis:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9023
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Volume 5, Issue: 1, Article 2, 2014

Author:
D. W. Livingstone
Title:
Interrogating professional power and recognition of specialized knowledge: a class analysis:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9023
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  • DW Livingston & Antonie Scholtz (2016). Reconnecting class and production relations in an advanced capitalist ‘knowledge economy’: Changing class structure and class consciousness. Capital & Class, 40(3): 469. DOI: 10.1177/0309816816653882
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