Importance Of Culture On Socialization

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Culture is the language, belief, values, norms, behaviors, and even material objects that characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next(page 40). Values, norms, sanctions, langue, and symbols are all sociologic elements of culture. Every culture has their own norms to describe the behaviors. Norms are the expectations of the “right” behavior(page 50). Norms are usually divided into two types, informal and formal norms which can also be characterized as sanctions. Informal norms are standers or behaviors that are considered to be less important but still influence the way we behave. While formal norms are the most important behaviors that have an effect oh society. For example, the different laws we have to follow everyday like traffic laws and criminal codes(Sociology). Sanctions are either expressions of approval given to people for following norms or expressions of disapproval for violating them. Values are the standards by which people define what is desirable or undesirable, superior or inferior, good or bad, beautiful or ugly ( page 50). Every…show more content…
Without socialization we would not have a culture. Culture effects socialization by allowing us to have social interaction with one another. For instance, having loving parents. With them you are able to have someone to look up too while learning valuable life lessons from. Without social interaction within an environment many people wouldn’t know how to act, function, or have any values, norms, langue or beliefs which make up a culture. For example, imagine being locked up in a basement for some years after being born. Once someone unlocked those doors you wouldn’t know what to do or expect when coming out. You most likely wouldn’t even know how to communicate or be able to ask for help during this process (page
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