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Title:Life in a Men's Homeless Shelter and the Relevance of Time as a Moral Force
Author(s):Condon, Mark Casey
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bordua, David
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Urban and Regional Planning
Abstract:In addition to these conditions, implicit in the shelter's system--its rules, processes, and objectives--is a moral evaluation of the residents as time deviants. The shelter assumes two things: that to be a functional member of U.S. society one must respect time schedules and that the residents have failed to demonstrate this respect. The shelter, then, assumes that it must train the residents to respect time if the men are to be rehabilitated and placed back into mainstream society. The logic of this time education flows from an ideal time morality which the shelter "constructed" but which corresponds with the ideology of interdependence that is popular in contemporary discourse. Time therefore has two functions in the shelter: it is used to control the residents and to morally discipline them. The central thrust of my theoretical task, therefore, is to conceptualize time as a moral artifact rather than as a purely necessary device for modern organizational logistics. ftn $\sp1$The names of all localities and persons, except when referring to other researchers, are fictitious.
Issue Date:1997
Description:401 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9834764
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997

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