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Experts versus Laymen free pdf This book studies the relationship and balance of power between experts and laymen. It is rooted in the author's analysis of customer and contractor interactions in the housing industry, but relevant to other kinds of expert-layman relationships. Many of the conflicts between customer and contractor noted by the author also occur in lawyer-client, student-teacher, and doctor-patient relations. The author's research is structured around three core categories pertaining to experts' relations with laymen: choosing experts, power symmetry, and what he calls "elsewhereism." The first category has to do with seeking experts, finding them, referrals, and judging whether or not to use experts. Power symmetry concerns the inherent imbalance of power between an expert and a layman. "Elsewhereism" focuses on the constant competition that laymen face with unseen others in claiming the time and services of an expert. Experts versus Laymen broadens the analysis of expert-layman phenomena far beyond similar studies. It examines processes of bidding, gaining information, inspecting and evaluating work, winning trust, bargaining over costs, and determining who has situational control. This book discusses not only the contracting process in the housing industry, but-far more important-a world of power and domination in expert-laymen relationships.

About Barney G. Glaser

Barney G. Glaser is an American sociologist and one of the founders of the grounded theory methodology.

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Author : Barney G. Glaser
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Data Published : 30 August 2015
ISBN : 1412857171
EAN : 9781412857178
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 182 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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