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Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities

Susie Scott
Format
Book
Published
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011.
Language
English
Series
Identity Studies in the Social Sciences
ISBN
9780230232013 (alk. paper), 0230232019 (alk. paper)
Summary
"Why do people enter total institutions - places that confine and control them around the clock - and how does the experience change them? This book updates Goffman's classic model by introducing the Reinventive Institution, where members voluntarily commit themselves to pursue regimes of self-improvement."--pub. desc.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Totally committed
  • Reinventive institutions
  • Religious and spiritual communities
  • Military camps
  • Secret societies and fraternities
  • Therapeutic clinics
  • Education and enrichment
  • Virtual institutions
  • Conclusion.
Description
viii, 280 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-272) and index.
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