first, a very good new year to OAC's members and pleasure with intellectual work !
Thanks to Jennifer who post a comment on my page but I don't still know how I can answer !! it doest work !!
Anyway some news from my preoccupations ..
I'm working on concrete knowledge in educationnal and formative settings for a communication in a congress in Geneve.
In France, a very recent book named " sociology of prfessions" de François Champy focalizing upon theoritical approaches of specialized occupations ( functionnalism and interactionnism) underlines how managerial activity actually drive professionnals ( social work, medicine, and specialized activities like achitecture etc) to lost their autonomy. This évolution is questionning sociological approaches of professions ( againts occupations) by interactionnism, because interactionnism ddoesn't make any difference within professions
In France Bourdieu's sociology contributed too to develop denonciation of professionnal's power...but today, sociologists use philosophical approach to understand moral dimension of practices ..
I think that values are staying very important in social work and I try to demonstate it with sociological inquiry .
If by chance you are working on social's work practices, I'm interested to have discussion.
( indeed my english is not so good...)