Socialisation:Peer Groups

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Key notes on how peers socialize us.

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Socialisation:Peer Groups
1 Ways of being socialised by peer groups
1.1 Formed by people roughly the same age & social position
1.1.1 learn social norms and experiment with social roles
1.2 Parents worry about peer groups encouraging drugs/ alcohol
1.3 Worry about popularity
1.4 Groups perform valuable functions for their members
2 Peer Power: ADLER AND ADLER
2.1 Study of white middle class children in usa
2.2 showed the importance to pre adolence teens
2.3 Popularity :) Social isolation :(
2.4 Shift and change , Hierarchy , cliques have higher prestige some members have greater power
2.5 higher status = role models
2.6 Cliques excersise power by accepting some & excluding others
3 HEY
3.1 Peers control each other using informal sanctions
3.2 written in the context of feminist sociolgy and concerns of ethnographic study of girls in 2 london schools
3.3 excluded and insulted peers
3.4 Eg calling working class slags & controlling cliques
4 Renold
4.1 Strong force in children
4.2 primary aged boys hide academic success to avoid teasing
4.3 ' cool boy' incorpratated being good at sport and bad in class
4.4 Sewell
4.4.1 backed this up in study of black boys underachivement
4.4.2 argues that black working class boys in inner cities focus on media stars who promote consumerism and deviance
5 JACKSON
5.1 Lads and ladettes control each others behaviour by encouraging rebellion rewards with popularity
5.2 Pupils who conformed to rules were ignored ( informal sanctions)
6 EVALUATION
6.1 studies only focus on children/ teenagers
6.2 Time when peers most important
6.3 Increasing time with friends and shift from family
6.4 Through socialising with same age develop sense of identity / independence
6.5 Preparation for adulthood
6.6 However process being socialised by peers is very subtle and informal hard to see effects

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