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Socialization - habitus

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University of Toronto St. George
Adam Green

Socialization  1800 southern france – victor the wild boy. feral children  barely develop morally, limited communication, problems developing relationships, writing and language skills can or cannot be developed  few years of socialization can make up for lost years  ability to become human is a potential, not essential  how is the potential realized, how we become humans: socialization, and education o socialization: process of learning culture and becoming aware of yourself as you interact with others  socialization differs between classes. o Biologically based models: huge world. Characteristics traced through genes and evolution. Biological capacities that enable us to be the kind of people we are.  Vocal chords- talk, thumbs, brain.  Sociobiology – law abiding, criminality, faithful to sexual partners in genes. Behaviors. Intelligence is inherited.  DARWIN’S EVOLUTIONARY THEORY 1. The characteristics of members of each species vary widely 2. Species members with more adaptive characteristics are more likely to survive until reproduction 3. Therefore, the species characteristics that endure are those that increase the survival chances of the species.  Species well adapted to environment are the fittest: survival of the fittest. These characteristics increase in the species through reproduction  Limited amount of eggs, women need men to aid in rough times, ie birth  Men improve genes by impregnating many mates. Increase fitness  It’s written into our genes and we are unconscious of what we’re doing  Can’t change a genetic characteristic by thinking it – unconscious  Too simplistic – doesn’t consider other stuff  Men are more promiscuous than females not true. Men have fewer consequences. Look to culture, sociality, opportunities (women get pregnant), look to these for why men have more sexual partners o Socially based – not genetic capacities. How do society and genetic info shaped us into the people we are o Hunger imbedded in culture, it mediates the things we desire.  How is it culture mediates how we think about food, when, how , amount, we eat. Women have images about how they look so they deny hunger – associate with guilt…skinny men think the more I eat the bigger I get. Religious ideas shape what you eat  Look at biology and s
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