The movie entitled “Ded na si Lolo” which was shown to us last Wednesday was about the gathering of a large family, with many personal issues with each other, to mourn the death of the family patriarch. By not handling their issues with each other in a civilized way, it got in the way of their genuine expression of grief and therefore making the genre of the movie mostly comedic. Although the movie was mostly a comedy it still depicted some of the known principles, features and concepts of culture and socialization.
One of the most common concepts in socialization that was depicted in the movie was the family. The concept of “family” has changed from the traditional definition to a contemporary definition. In the movie, the concept of family follows the traditional definition which states that a family is composed of a male and female adult bound by legal marriage, having one or more children, whether it is their own or adopted, living in a common residence. This is shown in the first part of movie wherein the family of Kiko and Charing were eating breakfast early in the morning. A family is the first institution that shapes individuals and it also has the greatest impact on the socialization process. This is because, from our family, we get our ascribed status, our fit into gender roles, language, habits, initial beliefs, values and religion.
There are many types of families but there were only two types of families that were featured in the movie. The first type of family that was featured was the nuclear family. A nuclear family or conjugal family consists of a married couple together with their child or children living under the same household. A nuclear family is further classified as single career where only one parent is the breadwinner; and dual career where both are working for the family. In the movie the family of Kiko and Charing is classified as a single career nuclear family since Kiko is the only one working to provide for the family. The...
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