Doing Time: Prison Experience / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Emerald Publishing Ltd
"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.
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.