SOC 201 Discussion 2

SOC 201 Discussion 2 - Mass media has become such a part of...

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Socialization is the process by which people learn the skills and knowledge necessary in order to function within their particular society, or culture and territory. We are socialized by the mass media by interpreting the information given or shown. For example, when a report and interviewees show outrage towards a crime, we, the audience, may interpret that if this crime occurs again we are to react in the same manner. When we watch television, we are interpreting everything from the language used and clothes worn, to the actions and reactions of the people portrayed on screen or in print.
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Unformatted text preview: Mass media has become such a part of our lives that is can be considered a social institution for these reasons. We invite those onscreen into our homes most every night, so much as to almost consider them a part of the family, although I would assume that many would not like to admit this. The more that society relates to the characters onscreen and thinks of this form of entertainment as reality the more likely it is to be considered a social institution....
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