Experiences of Biographical Crises as a Resource for Professional Interventions. An Exemplary Analysis of Lawyer's Acting

  • Claudia Scheid PH Bern
Keywords: sociology of professions, biographical analysis, sociology of law, family sociology, gender studies


In the empirical part of the following paper, professional service is shown in the context of a biographical experience of a professional—a family law attorney. In terms of method, this undertaking is precarious. Its sense lies in gaining an understanding of the biographically and historically motivated potentials and limits of professional services. A differentiated look at professional services is facilitated when you know the stories out of which specific procedures have resulted. In overcoming the crude classification of "professionalized," "not professionalized," and "de-professionalized," it is possible to further differentiate theories of professionalization (Talcott PARSONS, Ulrich OEVERMANN, Fritz SCHÜTZE). Up until now detailed examinations are missing of the genesis of concrete professional acting, even though the topic has been worked out clearly, especially in studies of teachers' work. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0801537


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Author Biography

Claudia Scheid, PH Bern
Claudia SCHEID, Dr. phil., Dipl.-Soz., Pädagogische Hochschule Bern. Forschungsschwerpunkte: Familiensoziologie, Professionssoziologie, Geschlechtersoziologie. Veröffentlichungen: "Krankheit als Ausdrucksgestalt", "Latente Differenzkonstruktionen", "Zum Verhältnis von Beruf und Familie bei Frauen".