Why Is Socialization Important In Society

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‘The process of socialization, whether it is formal or informal, is vitally important to both individuals and society. Without some kind of socialization, society would cease to exist” Socialization plays a significant role in the study of sociology. In any society, there are certain norms and values that are inculcated in a child who is born in that particular society. According to Giddens and Sutton (2013), socialization is the social process through which children or any other new members of society develop an understanding of social norms, values and achieve a distinct sense of self; hence one can say that socialization is the process through which people learn the expectations of society. It is an ongoing process from the cradle to the cradle to the grave (Doda, 2005). Therefore, we need socialization as infants, preschool children, adolescents and adults. I therefore agree with the above statement as I believe that socialization is vitally important to both individuals and society. Without some kind of socialization, society would cease to exist. Sociological theories such as the functionalist, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism…show more content…
In this essay I would discuss the importance of socialization, taking into account the functionalist perspective. The following

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