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Anywhere we go there are going to be at least a couple of different norms occurring at the same time From walking onto a train to sitting in a restaurant everyone will behave in distinct manners to which they have grown accustomed to The way we behave isnt in the matter of right or wrong but only what our society allows us to do without any criticism or discrimination When sitting in a public caf you can notice a lot of different norms taking place The way people sit eat or talk are all based on how they were brought up Their social surroundings In this audit I want to find out what kind of norms take place in a caf how many different ones occur and how the people respond to others when a norm is broken or near so First we need to understand the most general definitions When we are talking about norms we mean the rules or standards and expectations that guide the behavior of members of a society Scott 2000 483 Those are the rules that we follow in order not to get in trouble with the law or mainly just to survive in peace What we mean by folkways is customs the norms that specify the ways things are or are not typically done Scott 2000 481 These are rules or customs we grew up believing in and do in our daily lives They differ form religion to religion or just from different areas Not everyone is accustomed to everyone elses ways thats why sometimes there are confusions between people Another important word is mores Mores are rules for behavior that are embedded in our morality Scott 2000 483 These rules we grew up with and hold on for the rest of our lives They are the ones that help us decided between right and wrong and arent really taught to us but we kind of just decide what
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