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Unformatted text preview: times, One's position within the social structure determines the definitions of norms. Often norms are outward expressions of a society's deeply held and shared values . Norms are important for defining boundaries . The text uses gangs as an example again. In order to belong to a gang, a potential gang member has to learn the "norms" of the gang. Norms define us and them. Folkways Folkways are norms that ordinary people follow in everyday life. Conformity is expected, but not absolutely insisted on . Folkways are not strictly enforced. Example: "No shirt, no shoes, no service"...
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