Sociology – Socialization


Read the provided information and Answer the following question. Your answer should be at least three paragraphs (450-650 words) in length and should be presented in your own words. Any use of quoted material must be properly cited.

Parents of different social classes socialize children differently. For example, middle-class parents are more likely to stress independence and self-direction whereas working-class parents prioritize obedience to external authority. Using this example, how does socialization through families potentially reproduce social inequality?

Reference textbook: Chapter 4 – You May Ask Yourself An Introduction to Thinking like a Sociologist (Fifth Edition)