resocialization

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resocialization The relearning of cultural norms and sanctions, on their return to a social system, by those who voluntarily or involuntarily left that system (such as prisoners re-entering society or expatriates returning from abroad) so that they can again be fully accepted within that system. For a fascinating case-study—which arrives at some surprising and controversial conclusions—see Roger Goodman , Japan's ‘International Youth’ (1990
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