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Secondary Socialisation

Functionalists are interested in the way that individuals are socialised: how they learn the norms and values of society. They argue that primary socialisation occurs in the family but then institutions like schools and also the media and religious bodies perform the role of secondary socialisation, in which individuals learn the universalistic values of wider society, rather than the particularistic ones of their own family or local community.

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