Socialization in Anthropological Perspectives

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


Anthropology illustrates the variations in the processes and institutions of socialization, as well as how different children relate to various cultural patterns. The chapter underscores the comparative perspective, discusses the relationship between culture and personality, and relates socialization to the fluidity of modern cultures and to what is termed the twilight zones, the risky and attractive zones of modern socialization.


Cultural variation Liminality Language games Parenting, twilight zones 


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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Human GeographyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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