The Role of TV in Socialization One of the major socialization influences is television. Children spend more time in front of the TV than with their parents, so clearly the TV plays a major role in their socialization. Unfortunately, this is often socialization of a negative and undesirable kind. Mead holds that reality is projected by individuals, who work together through social interaction to create a sense of themselves. This implies that social institutions are fluid – as is apparent from the wide diversity of different societies and social customs that exist worldwide. Moreover, from the social milieu that people perceive around them, they create a “generalized other” which is their sense of what society expects of them. An example...The end:
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