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Surname 1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Socialization The two concepts that I derive from the reading, What

we Really Miss about the 1950s? ! Stephanie Coontz, are that of famil! and that of culture" Culture refers to the values that mem ers of a certain group prescri e to, hold dear, the norms that such as group follows and the material good the! create" Culture is closel! associated with socialization# different variation that humans have are lin$ed to various t!pes of societies" In fact, without societ!, culture cannot e%ist# also, without culture, no societ! can e%ist, as such socialization cannot occur" &amil!, on the other hand, is the asic unit of societ!" The concept of famil! is important in understanding socialization since it is one of the most important agents of socialization that ever! one person is su 'ected to# in fact, it is the asis through which one is introduced to the values, norms, eliefs, interpersonal relationships, and opinions" &rom the T(D Tal$# I gathered that education and technolog!, which are important tenets of culture, pla! a critical role in socialization" The social realities that people are faced with, taught or e%perience, usuall! shape their understanding of their cultures" It is true that people alwa!s interpret their social actions through morals, norms, sentiments, and values, as the essence of social life )*rusec and +astings ,-." &amil! socialization alone cannot influence the up ringing of a child, social institutions and formal education also pla!s a ma'or role in the

Surname / shaping of the life of a person" It is worth, reiterating that socialization is that process through which people acculturate, people learn a out their societ!0s norms, values, and eliefs" It is through socialization that a person can ear resem lance to another person# this is wh! a person is usuall! defined as eing normal on the asis of the eliefs, standards and norms of the societ! that he is in )*rusec and +astings 11/." 2eople are indirectl! and directl! influenced ! the education the! ac3uire from school, the famil!, church, media, as well as peer groups" &amil!, as a unit of socialization imparts eliefs, sociological or otherwise in on children through its acceptance, iases or approval of certain eliefs, values, or ideologies" The fundamental scope of socialization, however, remains em edded in culturalization# it is a lifelong happening )*rusec and +astings 11/." The culturalization of persons is achieved through a m!riad of social institutions in the societ!, of which the famil!, church, and school are part of" Thus, it is clear to note that the process of socialization is multispatial# it encompasses political institutions as well" 2olit! agents that pla! a part in culturalization are important in the process of socialization, especiall! of man" This is ecause, man relies on political institution for man! aspects of his4her, and thus this institution contri utes, considera l! to the perspectives and eliefs that an individual forms with regards to his4her societ!# politicall! and sociall!" Therefore, socialization cannot e considered to e lin$ed to the primar! agent, the famil!, alone"

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5or$ Cited Coontz, Stephanie" 5hat 5e 6eall! 7iss 8 out the 19:1s"; The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America s Changing !amilies" New <or$, N<: =asic =oo$s, 199>" --?:1" 2rint" *rusec, @oan (", and 2aul D" +astings" "an#boo$ o% &ociali'ation: Theory an# Research" New <or$: *uilford 2ress, /11>" 2rint"