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Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces (2018)


Self-regulation has long been at the core of sociological understandings of what it means to be a "profession." However, the historical processes resulting in the formation of self-regulating professions have not been well understood.In Regulating Professions, Tracey L. Adams explores the emergence of self-regulating professions in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia from Confederation to 1940. Adams’s in-depth research reveals the backstory of those occupations deemed worthy to regulate, such as medicine, law, dentistry, and land surveying, and how they were regulated. Adams evaluates sociological explanations for professionalization and its regulation by analysing their applicability to the Canadian experience and especially the role played by the state. By considering the role of all those involved in creating the professional landscape in Canada, Adams provides a clear picture of the process and illuminates how important this has been in building Canadian institutions and society.

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Review Dan Malleck (2019) Review of "Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces". Social History of Medicine (pp. 891-892). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
McIsaac, Jacqueline
Vandenberg, Helen
Letitia Johnson
Ingram, Darcy
Russell, Peter A.
Twohig, Peter L.
Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Pharmacy in History
Archives of Natural History
Canadian Journal of Health History/Revue canadienne d’histoire de la santé
Science and Education
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
McGill-Queen's University Press
Harbour Publishing
University of Ottawa (Canada)
University of Toronto Press
UBC Press
Presses de l'Université de Montréal
Professions and professionalization
Rural history
Psychiatric hospitals
Pattullo, Thomas Dufferin
Audubon, John James
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
Ontario (Canada)
Québec (Canada)
British Columbia (Canada)
Great Britain
Queen Charlotte Islands (British Columbia, Canada)
Toronto Hospital for the Insane

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