Intro to Sociology Week 7.docx - Intro to Sociology Week 7 Socialization Why is socialization important Socialization is pervasive Socialization can be

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Intro to Sociology Week 7 Socialization Why is socialization important? Socialization is pervasive Socialization can be both incredibly expensive and extremely time- consuming Socialization is often done badly Socialization teaches individuals to be both like and unlike others Theoretical views of socialization Functional View: Inheriting Culture Conflict View: Passing on Advantage Symbolic Interactionist View: Constructing the Social Self Functional View: Inheriting Culture Socialization is one of the primary means by which culture including knowledge is passed from one generation to the next. Socialization occurs not only in primary and secondary schools and professional schools, but even among countercultures and subcultures engaging in illicit activity o Barbara Heyl Barbara Heyl (1977) Studied a house of prostitution devoted to training new prostitutes Used tape recorded training sessions, interviews with the novices, and repeated visits and interviews with the madam Found a relatively formal process in which the madam discussed various physical skills and strategies with the novice prostitutes along with client management skills, teaching them the “sales pitch” and strategies for “hustling” clients to encourage them to spend more
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Conflict View: Passing on Advantage Socialization is the means by which the rich and powerful pass on their advantages to their children Socialization experiences tend to both justify and reproduce the status quo o Patricia Allat Patricia Allat (1993) Studied middle-class English families and identified ways parents atempt to pass on advantages to their children She found parents used both their economic capital and social capital to give their children advantages o Economic capital – The monetary resources available to them Parents paid for private schooling when dissatisfied with public schools o Social capital – acquired social competence, self-confidence, and social networks offering support Parents helped kids with homework and intervened with teachers when children ran into trouble in school Social Channeling Much socialization takes the form of social channeling A process of socialization in which children of the rich are prepared for and directed towards positions of privilege in society while children of the poor are prepared for and directed into low prestige positions of subservience Symbolic Interactionist View: Constructing the Social Self
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