Lecture 4 - • Imitation phase • play stage • game...

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04/28/10 1 Socialization Socialization = the process whereby, through contact with other human beings, the helpless infant gradually becomes a self-aware, knowledgeable human being, skilled in the ways of the given culture and environment.
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04/28/10 2 Mead’s Theory of the Self Mead argues that we don’t come into the world with a “sense of self” but rather that this develops through a set of stages By the concept of "self" Mead means "basically that the human being becomes an object to himself" or herself : in objectifying ourself in this way we put ourself in a position of being able to make self-identifications, but we can also interact with these designations
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04/28/10 3 MEAD’S STAGE THEORY
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Unformatted text preview: • Imitation phase • play stage • game stage • generalized other 04/28/10 4 AGENTS OF SOCIALIZATION • Family • Schools, Peer Relationships, Mass Media, Work 04/28/10 5 Theories of Gender Socialization • Sigmund Freud-Penis identification with mom or dad • Nancy Chodorow: -Both girls & boys identify with the mother, but…-Boys: masculinity, individual achievement-Girls: close to mom, relationships and feelings. 04/28/10 6 Theories of Gender Socialization Carol Gilligan-Women tend to define themselves in terms of personal relationships. -Caretaking-Moral judgment, -not as individualistic & achievement-oriented as men. E.g., care for others success...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course SOC 0010 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Lecture 4 - • Imitation phase • play stage • game...

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