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SOCI 1000U Final: SOCI 1000 Culture and Socialization.docx

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UOIT
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Sociology
Course Code
SOCI 1000U
Professor
Timothy Macneill

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Culture and Socialization • Humans physically need to socialize o The study with the babies wo did and didn’t socialize • We are wired to communicate o The Cingulate Cortex:  Integral to the Limbic System - generates maternal response, empathy, emotional expressiveness, and motivation to communicate  When it is damaged, all of these things disappear o Humans interact from the moment that they are born o Through the interaction they acquire the necessary social skills to interact within their society o Develop an identity concept and associate themselves to certain roles • 3 Main Types of Socialization o Primary Socialization  In the family • Intentional: what to eat, wear, what is funny • Unintentional: who has power, gender, racism o Secondary Socialization  Does not end  New situations and interacting with new people  One gets to choose their own socialization to come degree  Socialization is path dependent o Anticipatory Socialization  Learning the norms of a group that one is not a part of • Learning about fashion that we cant afford • 4 MainAgents of Socialization o The Family: parenting behaviour can overcome risk factors such as bad neighbourhood, single parent home etc. o The Media: Transmits stereotypes, violence, sex, morals o The Peer Group: Extremely important in adolescence, expands experience beyond family, may reinforce media or family influences, or contradict o Some have argued that children are socialized more by other children than by families o School: Transmit norms, values, roles, ideas of authority, reward particular behaviours, punish others Culture • Set of shared attitudes and values that characterizes a group • Primarily based on language (the set of symbols used to communicate) • Culture is not monolithic, nor is it stagnant, nor does it have definite borders – they haven’t cut themselves off  no culture is cut off!!! o We do not know if our language and c
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