Man, Work, and Society: A Reader in the Sociology of Occupations

By Sigmund Nosow; William H. Form | Go to book overview

NOTES
1.
Oswald Hall, "The Informal Organization of Medical Practice in an American City" (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Chicago, 1944).
2.
M. Leven, The Incomes of Physicians, "Publications of the Committee of the Costs of Medical Care," No. 24, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932.
3.
Oswald Hall, "The Informal Organization of the Medical Profession," Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science, Vol. 12, February 1946, pp. 30-44.

2. THE OCCUPATIONAL STATUS OF NURSES*

· George Devereux and Florence R. Weiner

It was during the 1860-1930 period that nursing first emerged as a distinct and secular profession, primarily engaged in by women, and, more particularly, by unmarried women. Although there is at present a tendency to encourage men to enter the profession of nursing--out of a total of 1215 schools, there are today four schools for male nurses--and 123 coeducational schools of nursing1--it is, nonetheless, fair to say that a large segment of the role and status of persons engaged in nursing is still determined by the close initial nexus between women and the bedside care of the sick.

. . . . .

Yet, on the whole, if one disregards some unusual and relatively marginal phenomena, which are determined by special local or social conditions, Veblen2 was right in stating that most masculine and/or upper-class tasks fall into the category of "exploit," while most feminine and/or lower-class tasks can be classified as "drudgery."

In seeking to analyze social conceptions regarding the "nature" of women, which have played such an important role in determining the function and status of nurses, we are in an unusually favorable position, since the exact date at which nursing, as an independent and secular profession, originated, is well known, as is the ideology of that period regarding the special "natural" attributes of the sexes. Thus, since secular nursing originated in a predominantly masculine society, in which the role of the sexes and their "natural" attributes were conceived of primarily in terms of masculine needs and convenience, it was natural that nursing should have been defined in a manner which satisfied three typical masculine needs.

____________________
*
AUTHORS NOTE: Sponsored by the V.A. and published with the approval of the Chief Medical Director. The statements and conclusions published by the authors are a result of their own study and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of the Veterans' Administration.

-486-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Man, Work, and Society: A Reader in the Sociology of Occupations
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 618

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.