(View exact match)normsCATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: Shared rules that define the kind of behavior people are supposed to have under given conditions or circumstances.
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DEFINITION: The norms guiding the patterns of everyday life in a society.moresCATEGORY: term
DEFINITION: Stronger norms than folkways, generally accepted by members of a group without question, embodying the fundamental moral views of a group. Mores are of such central importance to a group that violators usually receive severe punishment for their infraction.normativeSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: normative view, normative approach, normative concept of culture
DEFINITION: Relating to a view of human culture stressing shared, homogenous culture; important to defining cultural units in time and space. It argues that an individual society has a uniform and standard way of doing things and that these norms are represented by particular homogeneous patterns in the archaeological record. It is a descriptive approach to culture, used in an archaeological interpretation of both synchronic and diachronic descriptions of cultural forms.sociocultural systemCATEGORY: culture
DEFINITION: The merging of the concepts of society and culture into a holistic systems view of human populations and their social phenomena. A sociocultural system is a complex cultural structure consisting of a definable population within a more or less determinable locus, or territory, characterized by shared, interrelated ways of life including beliefs, norms, values, and technologies, transmitted to different degrees within the population, through various subgroups, from generation to generation.