Work and integrity: the crisis and promise of professionalism in America
The author of the bestselling Habits of the Heart examines the crisis in confidence in America's professional class. William M. Sullivan shows how the loss of faith in lawyers, clergy, doctors, and other professionals has affected society. He concludes by offering several recommendations for restoring confidence.
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Work and integrity: the crisis and promise of professionalism in AmericaUser Review - Book Verdict
Sullivan examines the historical role of professionals in American society, pointing out that the professions have been affected and changed by new work patterns. He argues that, given increasing global interdependence coupled with emerging information technology, professionals in the public and private sector must re-examine their responsibility to larger society. Reinventing professionalism as a civic art is a central theme of the book. Thus, integrity in professional work includes the social dimensions of caring for people and purposes and making commitments to the social good. This is a well-documented scholarly treatise, more theoretical than applied. Highly recommended for academic libraries.-Jane M. Kathman, Coll. of St. Benedict Lib., St. Joseph, Minn.
Review: Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in AmericaUser Review - loafingcactus - Goodreads
A very readable discussion of the issues addressed by Weber and Ellul. Though the author never cites Ellul, which accounts for the saccharine and unlikely conclusion. Read full review
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