Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities by S. ScottTotal Institutions and Reinvented Identities by S. Scott

Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities

byS. Scott

Hardcover | October 27, 2011

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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.
SUSIE SCOTTis Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex, UK. She is the author of Shyness and Societyand Making Sense of Everyday Life, alongside articles about shyness, Erving Goffman, swimming, and total institutions.
Title:Total Institutions and Reinvented IdentitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:October 27, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230232019

ISBN - 13:9780230232013


Table of Contents

Totally Committed
Re-Inventive Institutions
Religious and Spiritual Communities
Military Camps
Secret Societies and Fraternities
Therapeutic Clinics
Education and Enrichment
Virtual Institutions