The Different Types Of Socialization In The Netherlands

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According to the Oxford Dictionary culture means: “The ideas, customs and social behaviour of a particular group of people or society.” The characteristics of culture are norms an values. Cultures do not only differ in time but it is also a variation by each generation or place. Most of the countries nowadays are populated by migrants, because of this the culture has been influenced by the inhabitants that make up the country. This way, you get a multicultural society like we have in the Netherlands. This is also the part where socialisation takes place. Socialisation is an activity of mixing socially with others. The purpose of socialisation is that an individual fits in his environment. There are three layers in culture. The first layer of culture are cultural traditions, for instance ‘Sinterklaas’, Kingsday and Carnival, but it could be too that people share the same language. For example, the people in the Netherlands who speak Dutch most of the time not only share the same language, but also share the same traditions. The second layer is a subculture. According to the Oxford Dictionary, subculture means: “A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of a larger culture.” For instance stereotypes like ‘kakkers’ or ‘gabbers’. The third layer is a cultural universals. A cultural universals is an element, pattern, trait or institution that is common to all human cultures on the planet. For instance: a dialect or
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