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What is socialisation and how is it achieved? With reference to sociological research how significant do you think socialisation is to society?
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Introduction to Sociology
1. What is socialisation and how is it achieved? With reference to sociological research how significant do you think socialisation is to society?
Throughout the world there are numerous societies, each with their own individual cultures and ways of living. What maybe considered acceptable behaviour in one society may be disapproved of and frowned upon by another. Individuals are born into these societies and learn the values and norms through a process called socialisation. Socialisation is a continuous process that takes place throughout our entire lives; we are constantly learning how to adapt to new situations and being accepted in society. It is passed on from generation to generation and also brings them together. For example, the arrival of a new baby would bring together the grandparents and the parents.
Socialisation is known as the process by which individuals learn to become a member of the society to which they were born. It is an initiation into a social world and its many meanings (Berger: Lecture notes; 2001).
There are two main stages of socialisation; these are primary socialisation and secondary socialisation. Primary is
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