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    Folkways And Social Norms

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    A folkway is a custom of everyday life. Folkways are normal expectations on how we act. In contrast with mores, they are both social norms but are enforced differently. Folkways are not as strict as mores. Folkways are merely social expectations while mores are strict beliefs. Mores dictate what is right and wrong, while folkways dictate what is rude and proper behavior. Norms are like folkways in that they are both specific cultural expectations on how to behave. Each culture has their own norms, which differ from culture to culture. What might normal for one culture may not be normal for another. Sanctions are rewards or punishments based on a norm that is connected with an appearance or behavior. I work at a restaurant in Downtown Bakersfield. I see plenty of norm violations. Almost everyday I see something new. Let me begin with these two ladies who decided to come eat when I was working. I was running around, doing my job and then all of a sudden I see these two ladies walk in with a three foot doll in their arms. I thought that maybe it was for a child or they just when early Christmas shopping. I was…

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    In Society, we have expectations on how to act in public known as social norms. It is hard to notice social norms until they are broken. There are two types of social norms folkways and mores and are different depending on their reactions or consequences. Folkways range from a simple introduction or greeting to how to act in public. They also change depending on location such as being shirtless on the beach which is normal or unlike being shirtless at a public school. When someone breaks a…

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    Social Norms Analysis

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    In every society there are rules and guidelines needed to operate properly. Without these expectations, groups of the society wouldn’t know how to act when an encounter with others or know how to behave. These are called norms. Norms are social expectations that guide behavior. Norms explain why people do what they do in given situations. When these norms are broken they are often met with sanctions. Sanctions are the reactions people receive when breaking a norm, they can either be expressions…

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    Examples Of Cultural Norms

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    In like manner, many of the Japanese people also file their teeth for aesthetic reasons and it is considered attractive. By the same token, these practices will be considered strange to different outsider groups such as our own. Agreed upon by many researchers, is the fact that there are at least four kinds of speak of at least four types of cultural norms which are; folkways, mores, taboos, and laws. Violating these religious or cultural laws and taboos can result in isolation and rejections by…

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    My Norm Violations

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    In this paper, I am writing about two norm violations I witnessed along with one norm violation I committed myself. In order for myself to understand the different types of norm violations I had to watch videos as well as identify what a norm was. For example, a norm that is not strictly enforced is called folkways. Other norms however are taken much more seriously in which we insist on conformity and these are called mores (Henslin pg.51). “Norms are expectations of ‘right’ behavior” (Henslin…

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    Folkways, such as holding the door open for someone, are not strictly enforced where as mores, those that are strictly enforced because society sees them as essential to well being, such as an unmarried young couple moving in together, or taboos, the strongest norms society can have. Incest and cannibalism exemplify social taboos. Along with norms, societies also have ways of rewarding or reprimanding, their inhabitants for not adhering to the norms. If someone breaks folkway norm, that…

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    I realized that being able to identify when norms are being violated lead one very aware when norm is broken. I also learned how to get out of my comfort zone which used to be difficult for myself. I try to break the rules when it came to norm violation. Having a better understanding of why individuals from different cultures have different folkway, morals, values, and social norms. Norms are needed in every society to guide an individual to become more socially acceptable and an asset to…

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    Culture thrives on the compatibility of group dynamics. Everyone does not need to get along, but everyone must acknowledge each other. While watching Harold and Maude, the first impression I got off Maude was that she was rude. She did not account for the wellbeing of those around her while she broke social norms, such as stealing people’s cars and not listening to police officers’ orders. When Harold and Maude frequented the funerals, Harold was at least respectful of showing grief and wearing…

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    “The violation of social norms may result from multiply factors and an appropriate theory for such behavior may have to employ an integrated or multi causal model.”[McCaghy, Charles H.1985] Society and culture are most important to norms because they comfort to folkways, mores, values, norms, and sanction. In this paper, I will be discussing two observations I’ve witness and one norm violation I committed.…

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    Violating Social Norms

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    We, as individuals, have values associated with everything around us, including other human beings. In a more sociological term, values are how, as a group, we tend to relatively see things as desirable or not (Values.) Since we all individually want to see people act in a certain way around us, in search of the middle ground for everyone, we have established numerous social norms, the standardized rules that a society—big or small—lives by, to regulate how the members of such society behaves.…

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