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Soc 1 brief writing - Sociology 1 Ann Swidler PhD GSI Benjamin Moodie Sept 09 2005 Writing Assignment#1 Erving Gossman defines the"total

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Sociology 1 Ann Swidler PhD GSI: Benjamin Moodie Sept. 09, 2005 Writing Assignment #1 Erving Gossman defines the “total institutions” as those dwellings through which its inhabitants and members are regimented and segregated away from the wider society, undergoing routine and administered processes demanded of them. These can be as varied, as Goffman proposed, as monasteries, barracks, mental hospitals, and penitentiaries. Although diverse in their general natures, they share the purpose of creating conformity in the behavior of the institutions’ admits, inmates, and patients. This in turn is carried out at differing degrees in each establishment, but by the same overall practices and methods. Inmates, are firstly admitted into a total institution, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, because society desires a change in their identities. Prisoners who have committed crimes are subject to being stripped of their prior self-image and are intentionally submitted to humility, functioning as the prison wants them to, steered by
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Soc 1 brief writing - Sociology 1 Ann Swidler PhD GSI Benjamin Moodie Sept 09 2005 Writing Assignment#1 Erving Gossman defines the"total

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