Nature vs Nuture
"Socialization is the social process whereby people undergo development by interacting with the
people around them."
We need socialization for: brain, intellectual, social, and physical development.
Sociology does not refute importance of biology.
Historical and contemporary study of feral and neglected children.
• Birth to death
• Self-conception develops in relation to others
• Skill sets
• Agents of socialization
• Explicit vs subtle/nuanced learning
• Cross-cultural variation
• Childhood: family is most important agent
• Growing up is harder to do
• Transition to adulthood longer and more discontinuous
• "our self concept is tied to how others view us"
• Looking-glass self
George Herbert Mead
• 'taking three role of another", the ability to interpret or understand another person's perspective
-Don't know how to take the role of another
2. Play stage
-Not understanding one's position in relation tthe larger social group
3. Game stage -understanding one's position in relation to the larger social group
4. Generalized other
-understanding how others will respond or react to you
-we are able to do this by internalizing the values and beliefs of the larger society
• Begins from birth
• Begins at a young age
• "behave like a lady"
• Toys given based in gender
• Is it okay for men to cry in public?
• Bathroom etitic
• Females underrepresented and portrayed in a stereotypical way
• Males were adventurous, strong, big
• Females were beautiful, scared, holding back
• Fairytale fracturing
• Asks why a glass ceiling exists for women