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July 11, 2012 / C H Thompson

Competing theoretical continued

The third theory explaining the role of socialization in the formation of culture and identity is structuration.

Giddens (2006) argues there’s a middle way between structural and social action approaches, which he terms structuration. Try and think what this might be; use the clip below to help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhyktCYtc1g

How does Billy Elliot’s career path challenge the views of structuralist and social action approaches?

Assess which theoretical approach best explains the role of socialization in the formation of culture and identity.

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