Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The "S" Word

I thought this was interesting. I looked up "socialization" and found "socialize". #1 is a little scary. Then out of curiosity I looked up "socialism". I found #3 most interesting on that one.
I wonder if these words are on any vocabulary list in the public schools. Hmmmm.

Here is what I found:

so·cial·ize (sō'shə-līz') v. so·cial·ized, so·cial·iz·ing, so·cial·iz·esv. tr.
1. To place under government or group ownership or control.
2. To make fit for companionship with others; make sociable.
3. To convert or adapt to the needs of society.v. intr.To take part in social activities.so'cial·i·za'tion (-shə-lĭ-zā'shən) n., so'cial·iz'er n.

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so⋅cial⋅ism   /ˈsoʊʃəˌlɪzəm/ Show Spelled [soh-shuh-liz-uhm] Show IPA –noun
1..a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2..procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3..(in Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

Compare utopian socialism.
Origin: 1830–40;
social + -ism
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1 comment:

Jill said...

that's very very interesting...things that make you go "hmmmm"!

Thanks for sharing, I may have to use this idea!!