Political Socialization Defined a) Four political ideologies that accurately reflect and contribute to most American political ideals are liberalism, libertarianism, conservatism, and communitarian ism. These ideologies do not distinctly categorize the individuals political socialization since many issues and beliefs held within each sector overlap each other. However, many Americans use these terms to define their overall political opinions and help define where they stand on the political spectrum. Liberalism is the belief that freedom and autonomy should be priority for the individual. Liberals typically support the separation of church and state, a limited government, and protection of private property. These philosophical principles were the main support for early capitalism and would help inspire the American Revolution. Other characteristics include opposition of free markets when harmful to an individual, support for the common good, and social conditions- popular traits of modern liberalism that has been shaped by the current state of our country. Conservative ideology is most concerned with defending tradition, social stability, historical institutions, and respect for authority. Society is regarded as one entity that depends on the health of others for the well-being of each other. Conservatives maintain that humans are inherently fallible, therefore, they believe citizens should have social roles in the community to keep society bound together. Also, conservatives tend to support churches, charities, family, and moral codes to keep a sound social structure. Communitarian ideals focus on social good and the role of communities in shaping societies. Participation in communal functions gives meaning to our lives, and an individuals status is defined in the eyes of others within the community. Strong communitarians support many principles held within conservatism such as social civility, public manners, family life and morals. Weak communitarianism, on the other hand, accepts more liberal views more accustomed to todays social diversities, such as feminism. Libertarians believe that the less they are interfered with, the freer they are. Individual freedom is held as the main priority. Libertarianism offers a small justification for a very limited state of government, which separates them from anarchists. Left libertarians typically support a participatory form of democratic association, while right-siders regard free association with an unregulated capitalist market as a way of ensuring personal freedom. b) I think I fall slightly on the left side of the political spectrum in between libertarianism and and liberalism. I support limited government control on the individual and a separation of church and state. Although I agree with principles of conservatism and communitarianism such as family, marriage, morals, and community relations, I dont believe that citizens have to be involved in ones community to keep society bound together and that their social status is to be decided by others within the community. There should be regulation in our free market economy that disable the rich from becoming too rich, and therefore too powerful, as money plays a huge role in politics today. However, the government shouldnt guarantee employment to its citizens. Therefore, I do not think I deviate too far from the middle of the political spectrum as I believe that certain values held within each sphere of politics are all important in shaping American politics, but I feel that the main priority of our government should be freedom. c) The most influential factors in my political socialization has been school and the media. I have learned through school that politics and the policy making system in America is corrupt and has become aristocratic. Many politicians are elected with the support of political action committees- vehicles through which corporations can donate money to a campaign. This can allow the extremely rich…
Intro to Sociology
February 29, 2012
From the very beginning of my life I was treated extremely girlie. I have 9 aunts all together all of who had many boys for children. When my mom found out that she was having a girl she almost did not believe them because on my mom’s side of the family there was only one other granddaughter out of 12 grandchildren total, with nine boys being born in a row. So she definitely had good reason to doubt the…
October 25, 2013
When it comes to politics and political parties I usually keep my opinions of situations. Also when dealing with politics I usually never tell others what I consider my political identification to be for several different reason. In my paper I will be discussing fours different things to support the reason why I choose the political identity I am. First I will talk about my point of view between the democrats, republicans…
Political Ideology Analysis
Prior to taking the political ideology tests I predicted myself to be more on the conservative side of the political spectrum. After reading the text in chapter 1 (1.6), the reason why I associated myself with this political ideology was based off many similar beliefs and ideas that “less government is a better government,” specifically that government should be limited when regulating the economy. Self reliance in political affairs and a belief in strong traditional…
Socialization is the process by which individuals gain the knowledge, language, social skills, and value to conform to the norms and roles required for mixing into a group or a community. It is also defined as a combination of both self-imposed which means the individual wants to conform, externally-imposed rules, and the expectations of the others.
There are several agents that pertain to socialization. These are family, neighborhoods, religion, day…
these clothing stores because they are not structured for underprivileged families. Single mothers for example may not be able to afford the pricey children’s clothing at stores such as children’s gap, crazy 8, and justice.
An example of gender socialization was the skimpy colorful girls’ clothing at Justice. Cut off shirts, skimpy bathing suits, short shorts and skirts are showing girls that they should show off as much skin as they can at extremely young ages. In the Disch book there was an article…
and portraying that knowledge successfully, by ranking high on exams and other aspects, ultimately resulting in acceptance to higher elite education systems such as specialized colleges and universities. On the other hand, the French believe in socialization and development of the moral and social self. For example, the parents do not exert much pressure on what the child “should” be doing, but rather they give their children the opportunity to find their own way. This aids in the development of independence…
June 23, 2015
Attitudes can be shapes by culture, experience, situations, and even pressure from others or the need to be consistent (Carter & Seifert, 2013). It involves our emotions, our actions, and our thoughts. These are also called the ABC’s: Affects, Behaviors, and Cognitions. When these three aspects are in harmony, then it is easy to determine a person’s motivation. A conflict arises, however, when there is an…
(3) Political - this is having the independence to governance yourselves without interference from internal or external.
- Legal De jury is the theoretical right to govern.
De facto means actual sovereignty being practiced. Its approached in teo ways.
(I) does the governing power have efficient strength or capacity to compile the citizens obedience.
(II) Are the subjects able to be obedient.
# The State And the Theories Of The State#
- It is a political entity which consist…
Agents of socialization in short are the people, groups, and social institutions, as well as the interactions within these groups that influence a person's social and self-development. Agents of socialization are believed to provide the critical information needed for children to function successfully as a member of society. Some examples of such agents are family, neighborhood, schools, peers, religion, sports, the workplace, and especially the mass media. Each agent of socialization is linked to…
Socialization into Nursing
Winston – Salem State University
January 21, 2013
This paper explores the process of how nurses are socialized into their profession and how my own personal socialization process has shaped my nursing career. Using Benner’s Model of socialization, I plan to explore my own personal journey from Novice to Expert reflecting the changes in my career that were supported by his five stages or levels of proficiency. Each level produced its own challenges…