A Sociology of the Total Organization: Atomistic Unity in by Mikaela Sundberg

By Mikaela Sundberg

studying the association of way of life contained in the regiments of the French overseas Legion, this publication takes its theoretical aspect of departure within the idea of the voluntary overall association; that's to claim, an establishment that constitutes a geographically delimited position of place of dwelling and paintings within which inmates are voluntarily separated from the surface international, best an enclosed, officially administered lifestyles. educated by means of a changed model of Goffman's unique thought of the entire establishment, A Sociology of the full Organization untangles the international Legion and the ways that other kinds 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. by contrast knowing, the publication attracts on wealthy ethnographic paintings to enhance the suggestion of atomistic team spirit, the correct relational situation that exists within the army, during which members 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 research of the mechanisms during which the overseas Legion not just cuts individuals' ties to humans outdoor the association, but additionally restricts the production and upkeep of ties between its individuals, this publication exhibits how atomistic team spirit isn't constrained to grasping corporations reminiscent of the army, yet applies to numerous collectivist settings. As such, it is going to attract students of sociology and anthropology with pursuits in army existence, social family members, social concept and the paintings of Goffman.

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