Culture and Identity

Basic concepts and theoretical perspectives can be introduced in ways that students find accessible.

* Primary socialisation and secondary socialisation; feral children (unsocialised). These examples can also be used to introduce the nature/nurture debate.

• Socialisation as a process throughout life, including resocialisation (for example, to a different culture, or to life in an institution).

* Concepts linked to socialisation: norms, mores, values, roles, achieved and ascribed status, culture, rules/laws and deviance, sanctions.