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Folkways

Folkways as described by sociologist William Graham Sumner[?] are the patterns of conventional behavior in a society. They are the unquestioned conventions and habits learned from childhood. Generally conformity to folkways is insured by gentle social pressure and imitation, cf. Mores.

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Folkways by William Graham Sumner, 1907, ISBN 078128970X



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