SBCC SOC 101 - TV as an Agent of Socialization: Homosexuality in “Modern Family” (7 pages)

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Sociology 101 61383 TV as an Agent of Socialization Homosexuality in Modern Family Recently mass media has been increasing and it has affected socialization while mass media market is growing Before mass media had been diffused to our society people were able to connect with others only through the direct interaction but as the analogue era has gone and as the digital era has come into our culture it is hard to imagine our life without mass media Most people just think about mass media as interesting and useful tools but actually it is not only for interesting and useful but also it exerts a strong influence on our social perceptions by showing culture components such as values belief and norms from the media For example depend on how specific races are described and how men s or women s roles are portrayed on the shows People s value can be changed and affected As diffusion of mass media market people can be socialized without direct interactions with others Modern Family is a famous American TV show that shows modern American family s ordinary life In this TV show it depicts the roles of agent of socialization that means social groups institutions and individuals that provide structured situations in which socialization takes place Ferris and Stein 2016 107 Modern Family show how homosexuals are socially stereotyped how they dealt with the attentions of others around him and how they solve it through the gay couple s ordinary life There are several important concepts about sociology before analyzing Modern Family According to the textbook The Real World socialization which is a twofold process refers to the process of learning and internalizing the values belief and norms of our social group by which we become functioning members of society Ferris and Stein 2016 97 It is essential process for humankind to be better society Although there are people who tend to enjoy their life by themselves without connection with other people our society still demands the connection and people have the connection unless they lives alone such as Page 1 feral children like Mowgli People need to be raised because human being is a social animal and so they should learn socialization through life time From the textbook socialization includes the process by which a society culture or group teaches individuals to become functioning members and the process by which individuals learn and internalize the values and norms of the group Ferris and Stein 2016 97 Every person is educated and affected by the process of socialization and they learn how to live well with members of the society from interactions between each other So they could distinguish the thing whether it is right or not and they would react depends on their judgement Foe human being infancy especially when they start to learn language is the most important period because they feel their sense of self and learn the ability to distinguish themselves from others that is expressed as generalized other



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