Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities

Hardcover | October 27, 2011

byS. Scott

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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.

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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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:October 27, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230232019

ISBN - 13:9780230232013

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Table of Contents

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