Off the Page: Tania M. Jenkins on Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession

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This empirically rich comparative study shows how the medical profession conceptualizes itself as rewarding talent, all the while structurally organizing itself to reproduce inequalities. These are important insights for understanding the medical profession, and they extend well beyond, to a general understanding of how stratification works in America.

~Shamus Khan, coauthor of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus and Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School

Today’s featured tile for our American Sociological Association virtual exhibit is Doctors’ Orders: The Making of Status Hierarchies in an Elite Profession, by Tania M. Jenkins. In this video, she answer the question, “Why this book?” and discusses the crucial, timely research that informs this new book.


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