sociology, socialisation

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Socialisation is the on-going process of social interaction which enables us to develop the skills we need in order to participate in human society. It enables us to teach culture to new generations.

There are many agents of socialisation-

family, school, religion, peers, media for example

Family as primary socialisation-

first few years of learning take place in family as we interact with members froim birth, they teach us norms and values needed for society e.g. how to eat, table manners. Later we develop language to allow us to communucate symbollically with others. Bernstein suggests there are different language codes we learn (resticted and elaborated) depending on what social class we belong to , which in turn may have an impact on educational achievement. We learn appropriate gender roles within the family and Feminists argue that the nuclear family (two…


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