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The twenty-four steps
 — an analysis of institutional admission procedure
Author(s)Kathleen Jones
Journal titleSociology, vol 6, 1972
Pagespp 405-415
KeywordsInstitutional accommodation ; Admission.
AnnotationGoffman's theory that admission to mental hospitals, prisons and other social establishments is essentially a process of role dispossession involving incidents of a mortifying or punitive kind is critically examined in the light of recent empirical work. Three hypothetical cases are broken down in details, and it is argued that while the actual events differ there is a central unity of process. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930825206 A
ClassmarkKV: QKH *

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