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If you... You will... The Social Contract. Outcomes 3.1 explain the process of socialization Define socialization. Identify various agents of socialization.

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1 If you... You will... The Social Contract

2 Outcomes 3.1 explain the process of socialization Define socialization. Identify various agents of socialization (e.g., media, family, peers, education, religion, work) and describe their role in the socialization process. Relate the impact of agents of socialization to their behaviour and own socialization. 3.2 investigate the relationship between socialization and the development of individual personality Identify connections between society and the development of self-image and personality.

3 The Social Contract Are there social contracts that just should not be kept? Can promises be too great? Not realistic? Funny Car Commercial Parody

4 Social Contract Terms Agreements are not written Assumed you want to have the advantages and benefits of the contract if you attend or if you participate Assumed if you break contracts consequences are understood – even if they are not spelled out Social contracts can be renegotiated Can be renegotiated through successful completion or through breaking the contract People can break the social contract with institutions but it is rare for institutions to break the social contract with the individual If a social contract is put in place, it is rigid – not flexible

5 Our Social Contract If You… Go to nstu.ca, watch the video again concerning Teachers Make a Difference and nominate a teacher – any teacher. Send welcher an once completed. Have 90% class participation in this. I Will… ???

6 Dangling Carrots

7 Components of a social contract Short Term: Advantages and disadvantages Long Term: Benefits and Boundaries Advantages & Disadvantages: Immediate, good and bad components of the experience Benefits and Boundaries: Long term, promises or guarantees if you buy in or break

8 Deconstructing The Social Contract Sociology 12 Advantages Learning something Being with your peers Being with Welcher Being away from parents/Home Intelligent conversation Something to do Disadvantages Away from parents/Home Note taking Immaturity Opportunity cost No snacks provided in class Picked on/harassed Reading – complicated or non-choice texts Homework Benefits Education Credit High School diploma Knowledge Help with employment Social savyness Learning how to deal with difficult people Boundaries Stressed relationships Other opinions Follow expectations – class, school, legal, interpersonal Participate Early mornings General class attendance

9 Deconstructing The Social Contract AdvantagesDisadvantages BenefitsBoundaries

10 Deconstructing The Social Contract AdvantagesDisadvantages BenefitsBoundaries

11 Examining the Social Contract The CIC approach (Collectively, Individually, Collectively) C – Sociology 12 (Whole Group) I – A member of your family C: 1) Part time employment 2) Pet parent 3) In a Relationship 4) Friend (Alternate – Facebook Friend) 5) Fan 6) Babysitter/caregiver (temporary)

12 Can society renegotiate the social contract? Occupy Wall Street: Too Big to Ignore Ready to Occupy Canada

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14 What happens when the social contract keeps getting broken? A new one will be negotiated for you with harsher and harsher conditions, none of which you have any control over.


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