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Day 6 - Introduction to Sociology Day 6 Norms Taboo...

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Introduction to Sociology – Day 6 Norms Taboo: strictest norms/most serious sanctions Question: Are there any universal taboos? o Murder? o Incest? o Cannibalism? Beliefs Shared ideas people hold collectively within a culture Beliefs are the basis for many of a culture’s norm Values Abstract standards in a society or group that define the ideal principals of what is desirable and morally correct Determine what is considered right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, good and bad Values can provide rules for behavior, but can also be the source of conflict Values and Cultural Conflict Values can be a source of cultural cohesion, but also of cultural conflict. What are some to the different values that are being debated in society? Do values such as freedom, Democracy, Capitalistic ideals ever come into conflict? How? Diverse Cultures Living in a multicultural society often juxtaposes diverse cultures, even in public places Cultural Diversity
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