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Social control and socialization are two faces of same coin. Do you agree? Critically analyse.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

1. Social control and socialization are two faces of same coin. Do you agree? Critically analyse. (250 words)

Reference: sociologyguide.com

Why the question:

The question is based on the concept of social control and socialization.

Key Demand of the question:

One has to elaborate in what way Social control and socialization are two faces of same coin.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by defining what social control and socialization are.

Body:

Social control and socialization are closely related to each other. Social control is a part of socialization. During the process of socialization the process of social control also is in operation.

 Through socialization social control becomes effective. In order to maintain the social order there are definite procedures in society. These customs and procedures become a part of man’s life and man gets adjusted to the society.

As a matter of fact, societies depend heavily upon effective socialization to internalize social norms and values as the individual’s guides and motives to action. Through socialization societies aim to control the behavior of its members subconsciously.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion on the fact in the question.