Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1/19/10 Class Notes

Goffman - Contemporary Social Theory

I. Total Institutions (social controlled)
a. “mortification of the self” – death – constrained – sleep, work, and play – “immediate companion”

II. Civil Death – Total Taken = Civil Society

III. Strategies of Resistance
a. Two groups – power distinction
b. Situational withdrawal
c. Intransigent Line – Act of Refusal – say no to the authority.

IV. Colonization
a. form of assimilation
b. identifies with the total institution

V. Conversion
a. Inmates accepts institutional ideology
b. Re-socialization has taken place (education)