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Sociology - Chapter 4 Vocab
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agents of socialization
individuals or groups who transmit culture, such as parents and teachers.
socialization for a status that occurs before the person occupies the status.
the interactions between genders that tends to strengthen and perpetuate gender boundaries.
a ritual in which someone experiences negative, often extremely embarrassing events in the presence of others.
activities that merge entertainment with educational experiences.
socialization occurring in settings intentionally designed for socialization.
the widely shared norms and values of the broad society that provide the standards for evaluating individual behavior.
socialization in which peers and more experienced members train newcomers as they carry out their roles.
the individual's own wants and desires, their innovations and impulses.
ourselves as others see us.
the image we believe others have of us.
a process of unlearning old norms, roles, and values, then learning new ones required by the new social environment.
rights of passage
ceremonies making important transitions in life such as the passage from being single to being married.
particular other people with who they interact.
a process of socialization in which children of the rich are prepared for and directed towards positions of privilege in society while children of the poor are prepared for and directed into low prestige positions of subservience.
the process by which a person learns and comes to accept the established ways of a particular social group or society.
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