SOCI 101 4th week of lecture notes
SOCI 101 4th week of lecture notes SOCI 101
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SOCI 101 Lecture 4▯ ▯ Norms: social rules that guide behavior ▯ 4 types of norms:▯ • Folkways: informal▯ • Mores: essential rules dealing with morals▯ • Taboos: Unthinkable▯ • Laws: formal, backed by the power state▯ • Folkways guide everyday behavior usually not written down▯ • ex. hygiene ▯ • Mores are more essential to the workings of society. They are focused on ethics and morals.▯ • ex. no cheating, no lying, being courteous, generosity, no stealing▯ Taboo is and unforgivable behavior▯ • • ex. killing someone▯ • Laws are rules you follow because you don't want to face consequences▯ • ex. stopping at a red light▯ ▯ How are they enforced? (consequences)▯ Positive and Negative Sanctions▯ • Positive sanctions▯ 1. Increased esteem and popularity ▯ 2. Increases material well-being▯ • Negative Sanctions▯ 1. Isolation▯ 2. Gossip, records▯ 3. Loss of economic power▯ Folkways (informal)▯ Isolation and gossip▯ Morés (formal)▯ Isolation, gossip, and loss of economic power▯ Taboos (formal)▯ Isolation, gossip, and loss of economic power▯ Laws (formal)▯ Gossip, and loss of economic power
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