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Socialization II

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University of British Columbia
SOCI 100
Debra Pentecost

Socialization II 10-28-2012 From page 81-82, text Resocialization: Total Institutions  Total institution - a setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society and manipulated by an administrative staff o Staff members supervise all aspects of daily life o Environment of a TI is highly standardized (food, uniforms) o Rules and schedules dictate when, where and how inmates perform their daily routines  Purpose of rigid routines – RESOCIALIZATION  Resocialization – radically changing an inmate’s personality by carefully controlling the environment o The TI is the inmate’s entire world  easier to bring about change or compliance o Two Part Process  Staff breaks down the inmate’s identity – “mortifications of self”  Staff tries to build a new self for the inmate through a system of rewards and punishments o Can leave some institutionalized – doesn’t have the capacity for independent living Course Reader: Excerpt from Asylum  Central feature of TI – breakdown of barriers ordinarily separating the three spheres of life 1. All aspects of life are conducted in the same place under a single authority 2. Each phase of the member’s daily activity is carried on in immediate company of a large batch of others, all treated alike and do the same things 3. All phases of the day’s activities are tightly scheduled and imposed by a system of formal rulings and officials 4. Various enforced activities are brought together into a plan to fulfill the official aims of the institution  Key fact of TI – handling of many human needs by the organization of whole blocks of people whether this is a necessary or effective mean of social organization  Inmates live in the institution and have restricted contact with the world outside the walls o Although some communication between inmates and the staff guarding them in necessary, one of the guard’s functions is the control of communication from inmates to higher staff levels. o Talk across the boundary is restricted and so is the passage of information, especially about the staff’s plan for inmates.  The staff-inmate split is one major implication of the bureaucratic management of large blocks of people o Restrictions of contact – maintain antagonistic stereotypes o Two different social and cultur
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