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Bureaucracy and World View

Studies in the Logic of Official Interpretation

By Don Handelman & Elliott Leyton
Categories: Cultural Studies, Labour, Policy And Politics, Sociology
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 22
Hardcover : 9780919666153, 143 pages, April 1978


Handelman studies several social workers' interpretation of the facts brought to their attention regarding a case of suspected child abuse, and the effects their perceptions had on their decision-making. Leyton examines the Workmen's Compensation Board and shows how clashes in world view cause conflicting interpretations of rules between officials administering compensation and the miners receiving it.