3 game stage kids understand that all of the players

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3. Game Stage Kids understand that ALL of the players in the game (of life?) have different roles and  responsibilities. They can assume the roles of others, work from that perspective, and  understand the related responsibilities.  When they can do this, they have acquired a GENERALIZED OTHER. Examples? Baseball players, know the motives of all the positions Socialization continues UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE!!! Socialization is a dynamic process. Where does most of our socialization occur? In what groups? In our Primary Groups Family, peers, school As you get older: peers, work, sometimes media Totally Institutions: Some MAJOR re-socialization can occur here Ex. Military, mental hospitals, PRISONS, communes, cults Culture Selection of beliefs that your collectivity holds and understands Behaviors norms beliefs symbols that make up and represent society
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“Humans are to culture as fish are to water.” “Culture is to humans as water is to fish.”  We are so submerged in it that we don’t realize that it’s there. Comprised of: (Using examples from American Culture) Material Stuff Specific types of cars (Hummer, Chevy, Ford etc.) Apple pie Items associated with baseball Blue jeans SPAM ham Burgers, hotdog, fries “American” foods Cowboy hat Nascar Non-material Stuff FIVE TYPES  Symbols Flag Company logos  $ Symbols are powerful because we react to them as if they are the real thing, the thing  they represent Language Pop Soda Map Music
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One’s speech is unceasingly repeated public announcement about background and  social standing. Norms Folkway : A casual norm, they govern everyday behavior, violation is mildly offensive,  informal sanction More’ : important rule/norm, violation is very offensive, some violations harm others, the  penalty for punishment is often severe or formal (also positive --  positive sanction) Taboo : Deep norms, violation is very disgusting, punishment severe Screw up your norms ? You will be sanctioned Negative Positive Formal (bureaucratic) Informal (personal) Values Beliefs What we think is REAL READINGS Nacirema Odd activities Women stuck heads in ovens IT WAS ABOUT AMERICA  TURN THE WORD AROUND Act your age
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Like gender, we have these norms about our age REMEMBER NOTECARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “turn the word around” Why is the sociological imagination bad? because it forces people to solve their own  problems by looking at the bigger picture of things, and makes people realize that they  sometimes cant solve their own problems because there are bigger things they cannot  control 
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  • social standing. Norms, social structure. Groups, norms beliefs symbols

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