"This study is an important contribution to the history of Russian professions, poviding a close examination of evolving boundary interactions between doctors and jurists, as well as a careful analysis of the regulation of professional work, status and identity within the structures of the Russian autocratic state. Becker is especially persuasive in tracing significant continuities between the pre- and post-reform era, which she presents as the layering of new professional prinicipies onto old pocedural rules, producing new hybrid forms of professional self-definition. Becker's work, as a rare systematic exploration of specifially inter-professional relations in Russia, should be applauded as a considerable achievement that will no-doubt provide further inspiration to all those working in this field"
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Elisa M. Becker
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