Subject and Keywords:
The term “reverse socialization” is used to denote the situation in which the younger generation introduces the older generation to new cultural conditions (e.g. lifestyle, fashion, art). It usually takes place during a prompt cultural change. The socialization of a child or a teenager by parents has been the subject of analyses carried out by numerous scientists, but the process of reverse socialization was of no significant interest to the scholars. Nevertheless, as early as in the 60’s some scientists noticed that socialization is not a one-way process but it has the nature of a mutual relationship. The first empirical research related to reverse socialization was not carried out until 2000 within the context of the Internet and electronic commerce. Socialization is first a oneway process (from the parent to the child) and it takes places in the childhood. It becomes a mutual relationship later on. Thus, reverse socialization – the notion introduced by Ward – constitutes a phase of intergenerational influence which begins in adolescence but can last for the person’s whole life. The objective of the research related to our subject is to determine the areas of intergenerational influence, paying special attention to reverse socialization.
Place of publishing:
Zakład Historii Edukacji Instytutu Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego ; Jurczyk-Romanowska, Ewa. Red. ; Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych Karkonoskiej Państwowej Szkoły Wyższej ; Gandecka, Kamila. Red.