Globe and Mail news item: when prison feels like home
Thanks to Bill Forman for sharing this news item from the Globe & Mail. The brief anecdote is an example of being socialized into the devalued role of prisoner, so that the role eventually becomes internalized (Wolfensberger, SRV monograph, 2004, p. 27). This example touches on many elements of role theory, such as the power of expectations, role cues, role activities, etc. In this case, this person chose a devalued role that typically is imposed (Wolfensberger, SRV monograph, 2004, pp. 28-29), which again underscores the power of social roles, valued and devalued.
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