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Unformatted text preview: certain circumstances o Folkways – Customary practices o Mores – Expect to be obeyed o Laws – Formal norms o Taboos – Prohibited behavior (incest)- Standards and guides for behavior o What is “natural” and normal- Largely Internalized o Learned early o Unquestioned o Reinforced Sanctions- All norms are associated with sanctions o Positive sanctions – rewards o Negative sanctions – punishment- The entire fabric of norms and sanctions in a culture reflects that culture’s values and priorities Value- Parsons – American work ethic- Merton – Success, wealth, prestige, power...
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