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SOCI 1F90 – Lecture 2 Title : SOCIALISATION Date : September 14 th 2017 Link between SOCIALISATION and FUNCTIONALISM (what is functionalism?) Functionalism is an American form of sociology (hugely influential in the US from the 1950’s-70’s) Functionalism as a school of thought is no longer as popular, but remains alive in certain parts of sociology Functionalism is the lifelong process through which we learn the values, roles and expected patterns of behaviour appropriate to particular social groups in a society How individuals learn to live together in an ordered way to produce a coherent society Society is a product of social forces, rather than a natural occurrence ‘appropriate’ behaviour varies across: time, place, social group, society functionalists believe we are not born with the behaviours that are appropriate, it is learned Definition of ‘ Socialisation Definition The ways in which people learn or accustom to the values or morals of a
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