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By Mikaela Sundberg

ISBN-10: 1138702072

ISBN-13: 9781138702073

ISBN-10: 1472455606

ISBN-13: 9781472455604

interpreting the association of lifestyle contained in the regiments of the French overseas Legion, this publication takes its theoretical aspect of departure within the proposal of the voluntary overall association; that's to claim, an establishment that constitutes a geographically delimited position of place of abode and paintings during which inmates are voluntarily separated from the surface international, top an enclosed, officially administered lifestyles. knowledgeable by way of a changed model of Goffman's unique thought of the complete establishment, A Sociology of the complete Organization untangles the overseas Legion and the ways that other forms of social orders interaction there. With a spotlight on regimental lifestyles, the writer characterizes the militia not just as a complete association, but additionally as a grasping one, looking undivided loyalty and the incorporation of all social roles inside of its bounds. by contrast realizing, the ebook attracts on wealthy ethnographic paintings to advance the inspiration of atomistic solidarity, the best relational that exists within the army, during which contributors decide to a unit and articulate ties with members on an impersonal foundation, grounded within the trust in a better entire. a close and empirically grounded learn of the mechanisms during which the overseas Legion not just cuts participants' ties to humans outdoor the association, but additionally restricts the production and upkeep of ties between its individuals, this booklet exhibits how atomistic solidarity isn't restricted to grasping enterprises similar to the army, yet applies to various collectivist settings. As such, it is going to attract students of sociology and anthropology with pursuits in army existence, social kinfolk, social idea and the paintings of Goffman.

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