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Published on 17 Jun 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Marginality & Creativity
-Blacks have been responsible for creating modern music
-Over-socialization ppl become less capable of thinking outside the box
-Ppl think according to the way culture tells them to
-Culture shock youre in one culture then youre thrown into another one
-Marginal culture individuals are more creative
-Their primary socialization is home culture their parents
-Their secondary socialization is the host culture outside influences
-Creativity comes from a clash of both home & host cultures
-Double loyalties loyal to both parents & host culture
-Partially socialized
-These individuals dont belong to either culture
-They’re an outsider
-Synthesis bringing diff thoughts and stringing them together
-they take elements from both cultures and bring them together in new & diff
ways
- “good side of culture we need it, we cant walk or talk without it
- the other side of culture is its primary interest social control
-can stifle freedom & creativity small homogenous cultures
-cultural robots every ounce of originality has been squeezed out of them
-black ppl were marginalized by prejudice, discrimination & racism
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Blacks have been responsible for creating modern music. Over-socialization ppl become less capable of thinking outside the box. Culture shock you"re in one culture then you"re thrown into another one. Marginal culture individuals are more creative. Ppl think according to the way culture tells them to. Their primary socialization is home culture their parents. Their secondary socialization is the host culture outside influences. Creativity comes from a clash of both home & host cultures. Double loyalties loyal to both parents & host culture. These individuals don"t belong to either culture. Synthesis bringing diff thoughts and stringing them together. They take elements from both cultures and bring them together in new & diff ways. Good side of culture we need it, we can"t walk or talk without it. The other side of culture is its primary interest social control.