Beyond the total institution: an ethnographic report
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Seltzer, Michael. (1973). Beyond the total institution: an ethnographic report. -- In: Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.5, no.2, p.74-89
The following description of recidivistic ex-inmates is drawn from an ongoing participant observational study of unemployed seamen living in several sailors' taverns on the waterfront of a European port. Data was collected during seven month of research in this area and five months of research aboard a cargo vessel in the North Atlantic.