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By Mikaela Sundberg

ISBN-10: 1138702072

ISBN-13: 9781138702073

ISBN-10: 1472455606

ISBN-13: 9781472455604

analyzing the association of way of life contained in the regiments of the French overseas Legion, this booklet takes its theoretical aspect of departure within the idea of the voluntary overall association; that's to assert, an establishment that constitutes a geographically delimited position of place of dwelling and paintings within which inmates are voluntarily separated from the skin global, best an enclosed, officially administered lifestyles. knowledgeable by means of a changed model of Goffman's unique suggestion of the entire 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 military 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. in contrast knowing, the e-book attracts on wealthy ethnographic paintings to advance the suggestion of atomistic solidarity, the perfect relational that exists within the army, during which participants decide to a unit and articulate ties with contributors on an impersonal foundation, grounded within the trust in a better complete. an in depth and empirically grounded examine of the mechanisms within which the overseas Legion not just cuts contributors' ties to humans outdoors the association, but additionally restricts the production and upkeep of ties between its participants, this booklet indicates how atomistic solidarity isn't really constrained to grasping companies corresponding to the army, yet applies to a number of collectivist settings. As such, it's going to attract students of sociology and anthropology with pursuits in army lifestyles, social relatives, social concept and the paintings of Goffman.

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