The Role Of Socialization And Gender Roles

852 Words Nov 27th, 2015 4 Pages
INTRODUCTIOn tell me what you are focussing on…..family and theirgender roles
Socialisation is the process by which a child learns to respect his or her environmental laws such as norms, values and customs. Socialisation helps the infant gradually become self-aware and a knowledgeable person, skilled in the ways of the culture into which he or she is born. Children within the primary socialisation of the family learn a great deal from parents and other care givers such as grandparents, grandmothers, child-minders and baby-sitters, siblings and neighbours. People who successfully come through primary socialisation to be well adjusted individuals then progress to secondary agents of socialisation, such as education, employment and the media. Within contemporary Western society it is very important to socialise people to know their gender identity.
Gender identity and the roles of males and females within socialisation begins from the moment you are born and your biological sex has been identified whether a girl or a boy. Gender roles are developed after birth through the agents of both primary and secondary socialisation. According to the Marxist perspective the agents help to reinforce the gender stereotypes, which are a negative product of patriarchal influences which take place first within the family. For example, according to the functionalists the family performs several essential functions for society. It socialises children and provides practical support for…
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