Lecture 5 Socialization

It assumes great influence in adolescence when it

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Unformatted text preview: ame of reference not based on adult authority. It assumes great influence in adolescence (when It emotional, social, and economic independence begin to develop). PeerPeer-group influence is tempered by parental influence, as parents control scarce and valued resources 3 School Teaches Teaches about: Importance: Importance: Social Social hierarchies Rules, Rules, rights, responsibilities Richer Richer: Reinforcement Reinforcement of self-concept & self“academic self-images” developed. selfprovision of social life lif filtering occupational filtering of occupational choices promotes promotes values, norms of society; e.g., middlemiddle-class children learn to value academic achievement. Hidden Hidden curriculum: unspoken norms transmitted by schooling, such as competition, individualism, obedience, etc. Affects Affects Social Reproduction How many TVs are in your home? Media Transmits Transmits values, behaviours, & definitions of social behaviours, reality – integration function Reflects Reflects social relations; Socializes audience Socializes 1. 2. 3. Feminist Feminist critique: contributes to gender stereotyping 4. 5. Media Media violence: imitation imitation defining defining social reality as violent Mc Mc Williams - Notel 6. 7. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6+ 14% 1 14% 2 14% 14% 14% 3 4 5 14% 14% 6 7 4 Do you watch your favourite shows in company or alone? 1. 2. With others Alone 50% 50% Changes in media use: increasingly solitary increasingly a solitary, not a social activity Digital Digital divide: class / class educational differences educational differences in in digital media use, both within within and between between societies. 1 2 Workplace – – Learning to behave appropriately within occupational setting fundamental aspect of human socialization Socialization in workplace involves four phases: Career Career choice Anticipatory Anticipatory socialization Conditioning Conditioning Continuous Continuous commitment Socialization Outcomes Socialization reproduces gender, reproduces race, and class distinctions 5 Reproduction of Gender Mechanisms of Gender Socialization “Nature “Nature vs nurture” debate: 1) Studies Studies of infants and young children - few behaviours that consistently diffe...
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