My family and I are newly immigrants from Vietnam where people do not talk much about politics. Coming to the United States, I was overwhelmed by various media that we can access political information. Even though online news is my main source to get information, soft news through comedian’s show is my favorite channel to get political news such as “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” It is interesting and wider spreading that people insert political controversies into entertaining TV show. Even though I am not a citizen now, I am interested to be able to vote once possible. I would not align myself with any political party right now, but I consider myself as a moderate conservative. The last presidential campaign was debatable. I would vote for Trump.
My parents are not my main source to form my political socialization since they are the generations where the one-party system in Vietnam is strictly enforced. The younger generations who are in their twenties like me are more exposed to international political information. Hence, we are getting more and more involved in political activities in Vietnam as well as in the world. I have learnt from our country experience that the most important thing for a healthy political system is the people’s trust in the government. Without it, the government remains weak and not effective. While my political socialization is not strongly formed by my own mother country, the Asian community here in the United States are not very active in
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Two very important values that affect American people every day is political trust and political efficacy. Political trust is when people entrust the government in making the right decisions for the country. Political efficacy, however, is when an ordinary person believes that they can make a difference and have a say in what the government does (We The People, p. 7-8, 2017). In 1958 the 73 percent of the American people believed that the federal government will do what is right most or some of the time. Today, political trust has declined drastically. In 2014,
Most people are exposed to the same principals and agents of political socialization. Families spread values that support political authorities and can heavily contribute to children's initial political ideological views, or party preferences. Families influence political knowledge and identification depending on variables such as family demographics, life cycle, parenting style, parental level of political skepticism and frequency of political discussions. Demographics such as gender and age also attribute to political socialization. School is another agent of political socialization. Spending numerous years in school, children in the United States are taught and reinforced a view of the world that their text books tell them to trust. Through primary, secondary and high schools, students are taught key principles such as individual rights and property, personal responsibility and duty to their nation. Another is mass media. Mass media is not only a source of political information; it is an influence on political values and beliefs. Various media outlets, through news coverage and late-night programs, provide different partisan policy stances that are associated with political participation. Religions, beliefs, and practices play a role in political opinion formation and political participation. The perspective offered by religious institutions shape judgement regarding public policy, and political decision
I have not had much interest in politics until recently. Before last year, I did not care for anything related to politics; I thought that it was all boring and had little to no affect on me on a personal level. I am more interested in politics nowadays. I know better now that it does affect me and I should care about it. I had learned about the concepts of political socialization, party identification, political tolerance, political trust, political efficacy in government class and how they affect my political beliefs. My personal political belief has been shaped into what it is today and is still being shaped because of those six concepts.
A lot of things have played a role in my personal political socialization. Political ideology is the places where you have informed your beliefs from. The first example of where I get my personal political socialization is from my family. Second I have influence from my location in the U.S.A. Finally I get influence from Narragansett High School which is the school I currently attend. That is where I received my personal political socialization from.
The United States paid a high cost politically for the Vietnam War. The war weakened many American’s faith in our government, and the public also doubted the honesty and competence of its leaders. Americans were skeptical, if not cynical and held a high degree distrust and suspicion towards authority of any kind. This pretty much described the views of an increasing number of Americans following the Vietnam War (Chambers II, 1999).
Political socialization, in simple terms, is the lifelong process by which people learn political attitudes and behaviors. People begin to form their own ideas about politics and begin to acquire political values. There are four distinct groups that play a role in political socialization, that being; family, peers, educational systems, and the mass media. Being constantly around your family, especially parents, can impact your perception on politics and how you react to the idea of politics. Parents occasionally place a personal belief or comment to their young child while helping them with their homework or having a family discussion at the dinner table. This personal belief or comment being something related to politics. These family discussions
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own my own and how I felt about them. They also taught me how to conduct
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The AAM move towards a Third World framework comes from the geopolitical circumstances of the 1960s and an affinity to Asian third-world liberation movements. The conditions among the people in power created the political opportunity for change. Growing doubt and criticism about US foreign policy, especially its pursuit of the war in Vietnam eroded support for the established leadership. In hundreds of college campuses, students organized and showed widespread dissatisfaction with the US role in Vietnam. These campuses were also a source of growing social interaction between Americans born of different Asian descents. An increasing connection between Asian Americans sought to extend that connection beyond the borders of America.
Political socialization is a concept that shows the development of children and adolescents who attain political cognition, attitudes, and behaviors. Political socialization routinely begins in children. There are multiple factors that influence the political socialization of citizens. Research theorizes that family and school teachers are the most influential. Recent research also states that media plays an important role on influence as well.
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Socialization is “the process whereby an individual acquires a personal identity and learns the norms, values, behavior and social skills that are essential appropriate to his or her social environment.” Socialization applies to our daily life and it’s the most important process of human society. Without socialization the human would not be able to take part in group life and develop human characteristics. The world wouldn’t never be organized and everyone would have their own ways of doing thing. The general rules that we follow every day tells us what we should and shouldn’t do and how we should interact in situations. There are always consequences if we violate the rules and everyone recognizes the rules. Individual personality is really important in socialization. As a child, we start to learn and imitate others behavior, and as we get older, we start to understand the social life and accustom to the environment we live in, which can have effects on our personality. Personality refers to the patterns of feeling, thought, and action that characterizes human beings. The experiences we go through in life can change our personality too. Socialization essentially represents the process of learning throughout the life course. The important theories of socialization are defined by Charles Horton Cooley, George Herbert Mead, Erving Goffman, Sigmund Freud and Judith R. Harris. Charles Cooley, George Mead and Erving Goffman mention the importance of the social side of