Socialization in Sociological Perspectives

  • Ivar FrønesEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


The chapter outlines the basic concepts and theories of socialization in sociology, and relates them to different arenas and agents of socialization, ranging from family and peers to modern media. The chapter examines socialization in light of social structures, social class and cultural patterns, emphasizing the strength of the culture of the taken-for-granted, as well as the child as an active subject constructing meaning in a variety of contexts. Socialization is related to development and learning as well as to children’s well-being.


Sociology Play Primary socialization Secondary socialisation Childhood Meaning Cultural discourses 


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  1. 1.Depart of Sociology and Human GeogrUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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