Have you ever felt a little out of place while living in or traveling to another state or country? Have you ever changed a school or job, and noticed a difference in your new cultural and social environment?
From your readings and social life experiences answer to the following
1) Describe three or four cultural elements from your new environment and compare them to your original and familiar culture. How did you manage or adjust yourself to fit into the new culture. Use sociological concepts when describing your examples, such as norms, values, culture shock, material and non-material culture, interactions, etc.
2) Why do we need socialization, interactions, and social structure to develop a social self and organize our social life? In other words, what are the functions of socialization, interactions, and social structure in our lives?