LES RELATIONS FAMILIALES
À L'ÉPREUVE DE L'INCARCÉRATION
solidarités et sentiments à l'ombre des murs

Abstract : This research is based on an participant observation and more than one hundred semi-directed interviews of prisoners, ex-convicts and the prisoners family members based upon questions about intimacy, family relations and sexuality.
Family adjustments to the constraints of incarceration alter during a prison sentence, depending on the type of offence/crime and the individual and collective (social, cultural, economic, etc.) resources. Incarceration's palpable effects on the prisoners and relative's intimacy and sexuality reveal the prison's social function (despite its humanization) contradicting with the principle of individual punishment.
The survey also deals with prison socialization (doing time) setting the prisoner aside from his relatives because the family often consider delinquency the main cause for the punishment and are then stigmatized with guilt by association with the convict : family links break through the family's reaction for self-preservation.
Asked to show his ability to be released from prison, the prisoner's best guarantee for sucessful rehabilitation is with relatives. Despite the shock of stigmatization and lack of consideration by the prison system, prisoners families are, however, forced to create family solidarity.
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Sociologie. Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, 2005. Français
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Gwenola Ricordeau. LES RELATIONS FAMILIALES
À L'ÉPREUVE DE L'INCARCÉRATION
solidarités et sentiments à l'ombre des murs. Sociologie. Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, 2005. Français. 〈tel-00116347〉

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