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Topics: Sociology, Culture, Masculinity Pages: 10 (1636 words) Published: June 2, 2014
Suttee

1. Someone from a contemporary society would view the Suttee practice as a brutal and cruel act against women. This practice is a violation to both women and human rights, as woman are sometimes being physically forced against their own will or even peer pressured, into committing suicide. Within western societies suicide is not condoned and is seen as a sin in most religions for example Christianity.so for a public act of suicide to be committed and celebrated is not understood, as it breaks the norms, values and laws within these most western societies. 2. The Suttee practice has broken the right of equality between men and women. Equality is something which western societies are quite strict on and try to put into policy’s and procedure’s within most public place, so it becomes a norm within the way life is carried out. Plus it defeats all the time and energy that women have put into making sure women have rights giving them a chance to voice opinions and be treated fairly. Furthermore western societies will most likely find the Suttee practice and force marriage a breach of norms that surround marriage within western cultures. As marriage is seen as a equal and happy relationship between two individuals, that have come together by choice and not force from family or religion. 3. As a sociologist you should remain impartial when viewing other cultures. But as an individual of a society you have your own norms and values, which make it difficult to judge and society objectively. This is why it’s important to take into consideration that everyone has norms and values that may be considered strange or wrong within other societies that observe them as different cultures do different things. Although you should stay impartial, but when people lives are being put at risk the issues become certainly more complicated. The traditional ceremony of the Suttee forces women to commit suicide after death of her husband, which makes perfect sense to that society’s cultural and religious beliefs. Whereas others may feel cultural beliefs and traditions that contradict human rights are considered unacceptable. But if the women in this situation are educated to understand the human rights of freedom of choice. Outsiders may not get so defensive and may find understanding of it being the woman’s own choice to take her life.

Primary socialisation

Parent/ family
A. Wife and Husband
B. Mum, Dad, Brothers, Sisters and Grandparents
Roles
1. Language abilities
2. Body control (toilet training)
3. Rules of PC (public conduct)
4. ID
5. Bonding and attachments are formed
6. Most influential socialising agency
7. Most influential time is early years
8. Teaches the roles of difference family members. AUTHORITY. 9. Hides the complexity of role development within the family 10. Teaches basic values and moral values, such as wrong and right. 10. Positive and negative sanctions

Secondary socialisation

Friends/Peers
1. Someone you may know or not that’s similar age.
2. Influence your behaviour as an individual.
3. Influence your fashion style.
4. Appraise and shape attitudes and feelings and actions.
5. Develop your normative and comparative function.
6. Play a very personal role.
7. Teach the value of friendship.
8. Creates Ideas of Age related appropriate behaviour.

Education
A. School
B. College
C. University
Role
1. Provided opportunity to build confidence
2. Deal with trauma outside the home
3. Deal with strangers
4. Prepare you for later life E.g work.
5. Provides you with knowledge E.g English and maths.
6. Teaches you to share.
7. Teach you how to deal with figures of Authority.
8. The norms of school and policy E.g AT and PUN.(Attendance and Punctuality) 9. Gaining high grades and rewards as positive sanction of hard work 10. Detentions failure to get accepted grades negative sanctions Work

A. Colleagues
Roles
1. Role of a PRO worker
2. In...
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