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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

SOCA10Lecture 3Culture and Society4 types of Norms Folkways Mores Taboos CustomsSanction punishment strength how strong does society punish people for violating any of these normsWeakestFolkwaysCustomsMores Strongest TaboosWhat are norms they are more specific to groups and individuals here fewer people adhere to normsnorms govern everyday conduct mundaneordinary routinesthey are concrete guides to conductthey tell us what is permittedallowed prescribed and what is not allowed proscribed they vary widely particularly in a modern society that is multicultural they are more complicated they refer to some average behaviour of a culturemodern societies tend to be more accepting of deviancenorms that stray outside the average modern societies tend to be more accepting of that than traditional societies there is more flexibility in modern societiesthere is greater opportunity to do your own thingSanctions can be informal done by parents siblings friends etc if informal sanctions dont work the culture has at its disposal formal sanctions police and courts can impose thesethese can be employed in the workplace ex getting firedModern societies have many subcultures modern societies are called pluralistic there is a diversity of norms due to many subculturesEthnic norms in multicultural societies there are many ethnic subcultures each has different norms many ethnic groups have extended family in which aunts uncles grandparents etc all play a role in raising the children in your immediate family only your parents and siblings play a role in socializing Occupational normseach occupation has its own moresthere are norms and standards that govern how you do your job
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