Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
New interface
Journal articles

Political Socialisation: Out of Purgatory?

Abstract : This paper aims to put contemporary political socialisation research in perspective. It offers a rapid overview of the crisis of the subfield after the 1970s and then shifts attention to post-crisis studies. Beginning with child political socialisation, it raises four issues: the use of theoretical frameworks derived from child psychology; the need to reconnect political socialisation to the sociology of family; the benefits of renewing methods for understanding the world of child politics; and a new account of social inequality in the process of political socialisation. It then explores lifelong political socialisation and how it has developed around four research dynamics: the study of civic and political socialisation of school-age adolescents and young adults; the generational renewal; the socialising effects of political mobilisation; and the processes and agents of the secondary political socialisation of adults. The final section raises the major question of what is political in political socialisation.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://hal-sciencespo.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03182618
Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, March 26, 2021 - 2:34:36 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:25:50 PM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Florence Haegel. Political Socialisation: Out of Purgatory?. Archives Européennes de Sociologie / European Journal of Sociology, 2021, 61 (3), pp.333 - 364. ⟨10.1017/S000397562000017X⟩. ⟨hal-03182618⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

38