Socialisation test: study guide

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Key concepts:

sociological imagination

socialisation, desocialisation and resocialisation

society

culture

norms, values and beliefs

stages of socialisation

agents of socialisation

internalisation

sanctions (positive, negative, informal, formal)

role

status

agency

subculture and counterculture

Perspectives*: 

Interactionist perspective: Goffman, Cooley and Mead.

Functionalist perspective: Durkheim and Parsons

Conflict perspective: Marx and Gramsci

*Note that there are concepts used by each of the theorists – e.g. “collective conscience” is used by Durkheim, and needs to be studied.

Remember that you will need to critique each perspective.

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