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sociology critical paper - How do we become human Why do we...

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How do we become human? Why do we have norms and where do they come from? Can we function without them? TSEL: “People hold tightly to ideas because those ideas tell them what is right and wrong.” Ch. 2 “You might wonder where all these similar ideas can be found…But most exist only in people’s heads, or are embodied in habit, and have never been spoken or written down. None of us is aware of all the ideas we hold and act upon.” Ch. 5 “Once we are equipped with procedural rules needed to handle routine situations, we can carry on our lives without having to call home for instructions…These rules do not control us from the inside.” Ch. 5 “When waking down a busy street you use this rule to avoid attracting the attention of strangers…Under other conditions—perhaps someone invades your space on the bus— you might break the rule against staring as to say, ‘Please get away from me.’ In this case you stare as a way to send a message. This works because people know the rule against
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