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Analyzing Social Ties in Total Institutions

Wästerfors, David LU (2012) In Qualitative Sociology Review VIII(2). p.12-27
Abstract
A common view is that an individual delinquent can be rehabilitated in

a “home” in the countryside, away from his or her original urban social

ties. An ironic result is new social ties with other juvenile delinquents as they spend a considerable amount of time together at a secluded institution. Drawing on ethnographic studies in residential care institutions, this article discusses two aspects to consider when analyzing social ties in such settings: the institutional prerequisites for and the everyday achievement of isolation and intimacy.
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sociologi, sociology, total institutions, residential youth care, social ties, isolation, intimacy
in
Qualitative Sociology Review
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VIII
issue
2
pages
12 - 27
publisher
Lodz University
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1733-8077
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English
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  abstract     = {A common view is that an individual delinquent can be rehabilitated in<br/><br>
a “home” in the countryside, away from his or her original urban social<br/><br>
ties. An ironic result is new social ties with other juvenile delinquents as they spend a considerable amount of time together at a secluded institution. Drawing on ethnographic studies in residential care institutions, this article discusses two aspects to consider when analyzing social ties in such settings: the institutional prerequisites for and the everyday achievement of isolation and intimacy.},
  author       = {Wästerfors, David},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {12--27},
  publisher    = {Lodz University},
  series       = {Qualitative Sociology Review},
  title        = {Analyzing Social Ties in Total Institutions},
  volume       = {VIII},
  year         = {2012},
}