Sociologie Românească, Vol. VIII, no. 3/2010, pp. 24-38.
Viaţa cotidiană în închisoare Putere, ierarhii sociale, sexualitate
Daily life in prison. Power, social hierarchy, sexuality
*University of Bucharest
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.