Paradigmatic Views: 3)Symbolic InteractionismSocialization is negotiated through our connections with other people in the process of interacting with other people. It helps to produce mutual understanding and common meaning.Herbert BlumerHow societies are organized? 1.Humans act toward things on the basis of the meanings they ascribe tothose things. (intersubjective understanding of the situation, meaningsare important) 2.The meaning of such things is derived from, or arises out of, the social interaction that one has with others and the society. (subjective) 3.These meanings are handled in, and modified through, an interpretative process used by the person in dealing with the things heor she encountersSocialization does not only teach us to interact with other, but also helps to develop our sense of self.NEGOTIATION How the world is created through negotiation?
Social Group Agents: Family, Peer GroupsInstitutional Agents: School, the Workplace, Religion, Government, MassMedia. They are known for imposing on people gender identities, national identities, ethnic identities.