Social Structures and Class in Britain Essay

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Social Structures and Class in Britain Peter lives in a traditional environment. He believes in the old values of no cohabitation, divorce and believes that families should stay together regardless. John lives in a modern environment and believes in progressive attitudes such as the option of divorce and cohabitation. Socialisation is learned behaviour. We learn our social status and structure through childhood into adulthood from our surrounding environment and input. From this we are presented with opinions to interpret, allowing us to form our own opinions which help us to mould our personalities. As we grow we learn to value beliefs individual to ourselves. From this we acquire an…show more content…
Johns strong believes sway him strongly to be in secondary socialisation. Secondary socialisation places schools, the workplace and community as the first and most important factor. John would have observed this outlook growing up in a more open-minded modern environment. His beliefs will spread into further areas outside of the home and unlike Peter's social status being most importantly the family John will feel within the group of the work place swaying him more to the community and open status. John I suspect has grown in an environment where family members are expected to be close and caring, but to recognise their responsibilities to each other as fathers and husbands, wives and mothers, parents and children plus also recognise between themselves they all share the tasks between them suitably of earning wages and making domestic arrangements necessary for its members to be fed, clothed, cleaned and generally looked after. Today society is a highly sophisticated set of relationships in which peoples behaviour is subject to countless influences and experiences. Norms and values are a representation of what is acceptable and unacceptable within society. Norms are a representation of acceptable behaviour for the given situation, and
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