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Doing Time: Prison Experience / Edition 1

Doing Time: Prison Experience / Edition 1


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762305438
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Series: Contemporary Ethnographic Studies , #9
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

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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