Understanding Socialization

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


This chapter seeks to synthesize the perspectives and studies within the various disciplines. Returning to the first chapter and the dimensions of socialisation, emancipation is underlined as a basic purpose of modern socialisation. The driving force of socialisation is understood as the desire for recognition in all its forms, ranging from success in career and heroism to love and friendship, which the social subject seeks to realise within his or her symbolic order.


Social differentiation Emancipation Desire for recognition Will to meaning 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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