(noun) “[T]he process by which new members of a total institution lose aspects of their old identity and are given new ones” (OpenStax College 2012).
Audio Pronunciation: (deg·ra·da·tion cer·e·mo·ny)
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- Plural: degradation ceremonies
- total institution
OpenStax College. 2012. Socialization Across the Life Course. Connexions, May 7, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42829/1.2/).