America’s Culture of Professionalism

Past, Present, and Prospects

Authors: Brown, D.

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America's Culture of Professionalism proves an emerging culture of interdependence is possible if and when enough professionals and laypersons refashion their roles and relationships having both something to contribute and something to learn from each other.

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David Warfield Brown is an independent contractor Editor and Consultant for The Kettering Foundation, USA.

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"A vigorous argument urging rethinking the relation of expertise or professionalism and democracy, including the human and political resources of local communities."

-Thomas Bender, University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History, New York University

"Many of us are training students for lives as professionals without much thought as to what that means for them or society. David Brown unpacks the history, cultural assumptions, and misplaced thinking that currently shapes the professions. In doing so, he develops a new way of preparing students as future professionals who might lead more meaningful lives in ways that contribute to the creation of healthy communities and broader societal goals."

-Adam Weinberg, President, Dennison University

"David Brown understands that the professional power of academe is the result of commodifying knowledge so that it can become a scarce resource. This professional idea is a contradiction in a democratic society where the abundance of knowledge is necessary to inform citizen action. In this unusual book, Brown outlines practices that reconcile coded knowledge and community knowing. It is wonderful guide for academics who wish to explore their place in the terrain of democracy."

-John McKnight, Professor (Emeritus), Communication Studies, Northwestern University


Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
America’s Culture of Professionalism
Book Subtitle
Past, Present, and Prospects
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
David Warfield Brown
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33715-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137337153
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34191-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46522-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 195
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