What is a profession?

After reading the many posts that replied to my inquiry into gaze it
occurred to me that profession does not have to be perceived to be bounded
by the concept of income earning career. A vocation does not need to be
something that generates an income. For example, during WWII wealthy
Canadian industrialists worked for the federal government for $1 per year
out of a sense of duty.

People profess to be many things. People assign themselves with attributes
based on what they profess. A medical professional has assiged themselves
with a set of attributes, just as a judicial professional, just as a male
professional, just as a drug professional, etc. So, as the wealthy
industrialists felt a sense of duty to the cause pursued by the Canadian
government during WWII, drug professionals feel a sense of duty to the cause
pursued by a contemporary segment of society (whatever that may be). The
collective of drug professionals (consumers, distributers,etc) professes a
set of attributes that may well produce a gaze.

Lionel Boxer - 0411267256 - lboxer@xxxxxxxxxxx
Attend MAAOE 03 --- Melbourne --- 20-22 Oct 03
In 1976 Michale Foucualt said: ... terrorism ... has a totally opposite
effect which is to make the bourgeois class even more closely attached to
its ideology ... (original in French) 'Le Savoir Comme Crime'

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