Student Handbook to Sociology: Socialization
Elizabeth Grauerholz and Elizabeth Swart
Facts on File, Inc.
For centuries, humans have asked: What does it mean to be human? Sociologists suggest that the answer lies in understanding how we become human. This process, known as socialization, is the focus of Socialization. It examines how our identities are shaped by the cultures in which we live and how we, in return, play a role in shaping our social worlds. Special emphasis is given to gender, race, social class, and adult socialization processes and outcomes.