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Doing Time: Prison Experience and Identity Among First-Time Inmates Vol: 9


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780762305438
Published:
20 Dec 2000
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
232 pages - 156 x 234 x 14mm
Series:
Contemporary Ethnographic Studies

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"Doing Time" describes life in a maximum security prison, as experienced by first-time prisoners. The study is based on a collaboration between an inmate-sociology graduate student and a sociologist. The analysis presented focuses on the phenomenological experience of the prison world and the consequent adaptations and transformations that it evokes. "Doing Time" is not an expose on prison conditions; it is an intimate view of a maximum security prison and its effects on new inmates.
Introduction. Midwestern State Prison. Experiential orientations to prison. Preprison orientation: from the outside looking in. Prison orientation: from violence to boredom. Postprison orientation: looking out. Adapting to the prison experience. Inmates' identity work. Prospects and promise. Appendix: research methods. References. Index.

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