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Political Culture & Socialization - Chapter Summary
If you are studying sociology or political science, it's a good idea to spend time learning about political culture and socialization. You can learn about relevant topics by watching the video lessons in this particular chapter. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific topic you will need to know to master the subject as a whole.
Watch these lessons to learn about essential theories, definitions and examples needed to understand political culture overall. Our lesson instructors are experts in these specific areas and will share their knowledge with you in a convenient and easy-to-use online format. Watch these lessons to learn about:
- The definition, theory, types and examples of political culture
- Political culture and public opinion
- Political socialization
- The definition and history of political machines
Once you complete a lesson, you can test your understanding by answering the questions in the lesson's practice quiz. The final chapter exam will allow you to see how well you understand the overall subject. Be sure to use your personal Dashboard to keep track of your learning progress as you learn more about this subject.
1. Political Culture: Definition, Theory, Types & Examples
In this lesson, we'll be looking at political culture, including its basic definition and different theories and types. We'll also compare America's political culture with the political cultures of other countries, after which you'll have the chance to test your understanding of the topic with a short quiz.
2. The Relationship Between Political Culture and Public Opinion
Politicians are always trying to take the pulse of public opinion, either to follow it or to try to change it. In this lesson, you'll learn about public opinion and its relation to political culture. A short quiz follows.
3. What is Political Socialization? - Definition, Factors, Process & Examples
Through this lesson, you will learn how to define political socialization, and gain insight into the major factors that work together to influence the political beliefs and opinions that we develop over the course of our lives.
4. Political Machine: Definition & History
The urban political machine dominated the American cityscape around the turn of the 20th century. In exchange for votes and support, the machine allied with both rich and poor in major urban areas. Learn more about it in this lesson.
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