from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of learning one’s culture and how to live within it.
- n. The act of interacting with others, of being social.
- n. Taking under government control as implementing socialism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of socializing, or the state of being socialized; the act of placing or establishing something on a socialistic basis. Also spelled socialisation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of meeting for social purposes
- n. the action of establishing on a socialist basis
- n. the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
Does the term socialization have any meaning anymore?
Further, while the term socialization certainly doesn't mean socialism quite the opposite! is nonetheless a bold and provocative term for the Pope to use.
Midwifery—i.e., the delivery of real babies of which not the midwife but nature is the cause—describes teaching more adequately than does the word socialization.
Why folks insist on love-comedies with love-interests and protagonists who are paragons of healthy socialization is beyond me, anyways.
In fact, the process of socialization is nothing but the attempt to overcome our genetic predispositions.
I also think that socialization is one of the dimensions where online learning will continue to improve.
Senior citizens love their social security and Medicare yet they believe the crap that's coming out of the fear mongering media led by Limbaugh and Fox News that socialization is coming and Nazis are taking over our country.
And not just a church analog, although community gatherings and socialization is important.
And because liberals believe in socialization, we see this dysfunction as a result of our immoral, racist past.
Naturally, global socialization is the only answer.