Mass Media as an Agent of Socialization and Anomie Questions (140 words and 270 words)

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1. In at least 150 words, describe mass media as an agent of socialization for Americans. What type of influence does mass media have on our attitudes and behavior?

2. In 250-350 words, discuss Emile Durkheim's concept of anomie. Do you think we live in an anomic society?

Be sure to cover the following points in your essay:
1. Define anomie.
2. What causes an anomic society?
3. Do we live in an anomic society? Explain why or why not?

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