desocialization

The process by which earlier socialization is undone. It is most commonly associated with the study of thought reform and brain-washing, and is also found in the work of Erving Goffman as a process of ‘mortification’ when inmates enter a total institution, being stripped of an earlier self and acquiring a new one.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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