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Goffman and presentation of the self dramaturgical

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Unformatted text preview: ances and satisfy particular audiences Socialization and the Life Course Development of the self a lifelong process Shaped by roles we play throughout the life course and by changing social norms Rites of passage: Means of dramatizing and validating changes in a person's social status Mark stages of development in the life course Socialization and the Life Course Anticipatory Socialization: Process of socialization in which a person "rehearses" for future social relationships Future occupations, parenthood... Resocialization: Process of discarding former behavior patterns and accepting new ones as part of a transition in one's life Rehab programs, exconvicts... Agents of Socialization The Family Primary agent of socialization Socialization begins shortly after birth Agents of Socialization School Schools teach children the values and norms of the larger society Expand recognition of the "generalized other" Agents of Socialization Peer Groups As we grow older, peer groups increasingly become our significant others Exercise a great deal of social control through peer pressure Agents of Socialization Other Agents... Mass Media The Neighborhood The Workplace The State Etc... Socialization In Sum While biology has a lot to do with who we are, much of who we are is socially learned The process through which this learning takes place is socialization...
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