Totality in sociological research

Andrzej Borowski
One of the perceptions of the institution relates to such forms of social organisation which are characterised by a clear and specific order, and particularly are intended to subordinate people's behaviours to special rigours. This method uses the notion of total institution which has been made popular in sociological science by E. Goffman. Totality may be subject to analysis both in the aspect of its intensity and the number of barriers that are used by it.