L5_soc2 - Socialization,rolesandidentity 21:12 Socialization

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Socialization, roles and identity 21:12 Socialization Lifelong process of social interaction thru which individuals acquire the  attitudes , expectations, beliefs, values and behaviors that are considered  appropriate for a given society Process thru which ppl learn the normative characteristics of a given social  space Acts as an essential link between an individual and society Primary socialization The initial socialization an individual undergoes in childhood, thru which he or  she becomes an member of society Period wherein the individual’s “base-world” is established This world is solidly and unmistakably real Secondary socialization Any subsequent process that inducts an already socialized individual into new  sectors of his or her society Important to keep society functioning Often involves induction into institutional “sub-worlds” Builds on rather than displacing primary socialization Variable levels of internalization required Ex being a police office –when to use weapons
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course SOC 2 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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L5_soc2 - Socialization,rolesandidentity 21:12 Socialization

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