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SOC 1 FIFTH #2 - Different Levels of Norms Mores highly...

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Different Levels of Norms: Mores- highly codified formal and systematized norms that bring severe punishment when violated folkways- informal norms that are mildly punished when violated Culture--- why do we have it? - function---> belonging with groups, shared - - day to day lives---> connections - == predictability- idea of what to expect- go into it - provided few things === commonalities that came with that norms- two varieties - behavioral patterns “normal” e.g. driving at 3:30 in morning, streets crowded- not normal going to work at 8--- normal --- expect- everyday behavior codified---> e.g. the LAW e.g.g. - legal system involved “actually written them, strictly interpreted” e.g.g.g. several definitions of criminal acts-->> murder severe offenses- legalized, legislated folkways- less informal mild---> punishment ---> repercussions - XXX sit in jail---> violated - - more like traditions “used to it” “basic manners, sort of things” --- XXX real trouble --- XXX big deal picked over time (Above) ------> > > Chapter 5 Socialization - what we need to do- more details- social issues and what we do in society Building Society Socialization How do we become who we are? - central? - focus of socialization what does affect our identities?
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- environment - people around us - biology - past experiences - ----> people= family/kinship groups= important agents - friends peer groups --- who we are, who we become ultimately---- sense of self???!!! Nature vs. Nurture= foundations of how we become who we are - Biological vs social environmental- important (equally) - e.g. language--- combination of biological abilities - - - also---> human biology- environment- XXX environment= XX language around with other people critical period of learning e.g. chimpanzees- XXX talk - raised as a child--- never speak--- although human characteristics - rudimentary sign language certain biological and social abilities- human experience biology- created/formed in relations to social environment no more growth XXX instincts (e.g. hermit crab) ---- drives----> social express desire--- social----> behavior ---Drives--social-- behavior - amazingly adaptable Who we are is dependent upon both our physical/psychological characteristics & our environment
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