The Process of Socialisation Changed over Time in One's Cultural Context

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The process of socialisation has changed over time in my cultural context in certain ways, and has been continuous in others. Through agents of socialisation such as location, media and technology, a focus group of 4 people, and the generational theory by William Strauss and Neil Howe, we can see how socialisation has changed between Generation X (Nomads) and Generation Y (Civics). This theory explained that there is a cycle, due to parenting styles, of generations; Adaptives, Idealists, Nomads and Civics, and how they behave and grow into society with common attributes for the same generational types for years and years. Location was very different from my mother’s generation to mine. I grew up in ---------, and my mum grew up right across the street. Age 66, my mother lived in ----------- for ten years, through a lot of her adolescence. I have lived in ------------ for 8 years, and all the international community are dominantly of Asian background. Back in the 70s, Campsie had a lot more segregation. There were “the Aussies” and “the Migrants”, and they would stick together, like gangs. These “migrants’ were mostly of Greek, Italian and Lebanese descent. Although, my mother claims, “Because they were migrants, they were very grateful to be allowed to re-start their life here, and they wanted their kids to play with us.” For me I have grown up learning to respect other cultures and embrace diversity, and so I have never had such a problem, especially when the population is no longer predominantly one race. The term ‘wog’ was used derogatorily by the white parents, but the kids just used it as a playful term when they hung around each other, as the ‘gangs’ slowly dissipated and were allowed to integrate and accept one another. Today, any form of racial classification is carefully avoided to the public eye, it is now automatically seen in the derogatory sense, no

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