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The Autonomous Child

Theorizing Socialization

Authors: Frønes, Ivar

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  • Examines and brings together the various disciplines and perspectives on socialization in the life course approach
  • Presents an analysis of socialization that advance our understanding of the process
  • Includes and analysis of socialization in the post-industrial knowledge-based societies
  • Gives references to literature, as well as Internet sources, to make further reading easy
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The social sciences offer a variety of theories on how children develop, and various theories and disciplines apply their own vocabularies and conceptualise different aspects of the processes of socialization. This book looks at the theorizing of socialization in sociology, anthropology, psychology, in the life course approach, and as the interplay of genetics and environmental factors. It analyses the dominant perspectives and viewpoints within each discipline and field, and shows how the various theories and disciplines apply their own vocabularies and conceptualise different aspects of the processes of socialization. It argues that socialization does not represent a fixed trajectory into a static social order, and that different disciplines meet the challenges of complex developmental processes and changing environments in different ways. Socialization is a fundamental concept in sociology, but sociology has only to a limited degree sought to produce a coherent understanding of the processes of socialization, which has to encompass the interplay of societal, psychological and genetic factors. This book draws the threads together and, by doing so, offers a general framework for our understanding of the socialization process. At the centre of this process is the child as a subject, in an interplay with the patterns and significant others of the micro environment as well as with the macro-conditions of the modern knowledge based economies.

About the authors

Ivar Frønes is a Norwegian sociologist.

He graduated with a mag.art. degree (PhD equivalent) in 1975, and took the dr.philos. degree in 1995. He was hired at the University of Oslo in 1986 and is now professor.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Autonomous Child
Book Subtitle
Theorizing Socialization
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25100-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25100-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-25098-4
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 119
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