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In one slightly depressing sense then, every child’s socialisation can be seen as a destruction of potential or, more emotively, as a brainwashing exercise though of course no child could survive as human without it. Recognising then that each child’s everyday life seems ordinary to it because of the reality of the world with which it interacts, how is it that this reality is created and maintained? The suggestion is that central to the creation and maintenance of reality are institutions. In a rather easier book than The Social Construction of Reality, namely, Invitation to Sociology, Peter Berger defined an institution as ‘a distinctive complex of social actions’ (Berger 1966, p 104).
Primary socialisation is the process of integrating a baby and child into a particular social world, while secondary socialisation is the process whereby a supposedly socialised child is integrated into a new institution or institutions, whether it be the army, the legal profession, the university, or a bank. In any case, the task of socialisation is much the same, namely to integrate an individual so that in its society or institution the world it inhabits is subjectively meaningful. That is, it is a part of the real, and taken for granted, world.
The child’s genes cannot dictate the world with which it must interrelate. What then is the significance of such a phenomenological understanding of society for those interested in law? The crucial point which might well seem obvious (but which is certainly not so to most law students) is that social order comes not primarily from rules, from law, and from sanctions, but that social control is primarily located in shared reality. The social order and, indeed, social control depend primarily upon the objectification of social reality which in turn depends upon a world of institutions, each with a history, each the product of human society, and each of which in turn appears objectively real to the members of that society, and by that fact coerces them.