Exploring the Social Imagination

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother: Socialization Process of Social Imagination

The socialization process in this temporal 'worldly' hologram we live in starts with the mother.  You see, there is only one way a child comes into the world, through the mother. She imparts all social knowledge to her child even before birth. The social person she is (as her socialization process in ongoing) is passed to her child. The information she has at hand (in use by her) is all she can offer. The information can be correct and incorrect, corrupt in some people's eyes and in others not. Prejudice and not. Prejudice is unfavorable opinion that over time can become hardened. Whether is this information is right or wrong in the moment it is passed on does not matter objectively to anyone else but to the mother. She passes information on because it matters to her, what matters is that it is used because it it is familiar, it has been given as it has been working in the past, present and is presumed to work in the future. The role of mother is part of writing in a default program. Once embedded, there is little one can do to update or patch the program with other information. The social imagination relies this basic construct the basic program; it runs off this default mode- never to be deleted or erased yet, not without the possibility for upgrades.
Essentially, socialization is the process of transferring information - social inforamtion = social reality. Technically, we can posit that it is divided into three stages: the primary stage which involves the socialization of the young child in the family; the secondary stage involves the immediate community including church and school and the third stage is the adult socialization when individuals enter roles that their primary and secondary socialization prepared them for and or not fully prepared them for.

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