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What is the difference between Folkways and Mores?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Answered Aug 12, 2020

Mores in society that reveal the similar behaviors and attitudes of society are called folkways. These folkways are unconscious in the sense that there is only a small measure of pressure. There is an unspoken arrangement between you and everyone else as to how to behave, but there are no punishments or trouble for violation of folkways.

Kids learn to behave appropriately through these guidelines by observing their parents and the grown-ups that surround them. Any disobedience or disregard of these universal parameters will cause people to look down upon you or feel disappointed by you.

For example, having an affair outside of marriage violates the norms and rules of society, especially regarding religion. Mores, on the other hand, as reflected by a group or community and are essential to secure the well being of society. For example, stealing is looked down upon, and it is the norm for society to feel this way.

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

Folkways are known to be rules and norms that people do not really think are not offensive but they should still be followed. Mores, on the other hand, are also informal rules. They are not written rules but the problem is when people are caught violating those informal rules, they would be given severe punishments.

There are also some who get some sanctions because of the things that they have done. When you say folkways, this usually deals with the usual interaction that people may have with other people. The interaction will be casual most of the time. When you say more, you are dealing with things that are considered to be “right” or “wrong.”

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K. Galatia

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Answered Jul 31, 2020

Social norms are used to describe behavior that can be accepted. Two of the types of norms are folkways and mores. Both of them are morally accepted. The main difference between them is that a folkway does not hold a significant moral ground, while a more does. A folkway is moreso used to describe everyday events that can indicate manners and good behavior. An example is passing someone on the street and giving them a smile or saying hello. If a person does not do this, it will not interrupt the actions of society, but if they do these things, it is morally acceptable. An example of a more is saying do not kill someone, for murder will change the course of many lives.
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