What Are Norms?

What Are Norms?

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What are Norms? challenges the traditional Parsonian theory of the basis of social order and proposes a theoretical perspective that emphasises shared definitions of reality rather than personal motivation. The book begins by describing conceptions of good and bad in a Maya community. Then it explores how such normative beliefs relate to the actions of individuals and the organisation of society. Parsons' theory is not supported by previous research on attitudes and behaviour. The final chapter describes a new theoretical approach to norms and society that provides a better explanation of how people's norms relate to their actions and how norms change.One of the major differences between the two diagrams of Good norms concerns the Kinship cluster, which is quite fragmented in the second sorting task. ... cluster , into the Political cluster.1 This fragmentation can be explained by my incorrect original interpretation of the cluster. ... The only surprise in this is that such connection did not also show up in the first sorting task, since speaking Spanish is oneanbsp;...

Title:What Are Norms?
Author:Francesca M. Cancian
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1975-04-25


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