Dobrică 3a/2010

Sociologie Românească, Vol. VIII, no. 3/2010, pp. 24-38.



 SR_3_2010_copertaViaţa cotidiană în închisoare Putere, ierarhii sociale, sexualitate

Daily life in prison. Power, social hierarchy, sexuality

Petronel Dobrică*


*University of Bucharest


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Abstract: The article is the result of field research conducted "Deculturation as effect of detention. Resocialization in the context of the progressive and regressive regime of prison sentence executio" (Dobrică, 2008). Starting from one of the central features of the penitentiary institution, which is to be both formal organization and community of residence (Goffman, 1961), we analyzed the prison as "society in society" (Sykes, 1958). The main descriptors used in the presentation of daily life of prisoners were sexuality and social hierarchies, as spaces of the power.

Keywords: everyday life, imprisonment, deculturaţie, status, social hierarchy, sexuality.

Cuvinte-cheie: viaţă cotidiană, închisoare, deculturaţie, status, ierarhie socială, sexualitate.