Folkways : a study of mores, manners, customs and morals (Book, 2002) []
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Folkways : a study of mores, manners, customs and morals

Folkways : a study of mores, manners, customs and morals

Author: William Graham Sumner
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Graham Sumner
ISBN: 0486424960 9780486424965
OCLC Number: 49493002
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Folkways: a study of the sociological importance of usages, manners, customs, mores, and morals : Ginn, 1907.
Description: vii, 692 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Fundamental notions of the folkways and of the mores --
Characteristics of the mores --
The struggle for existence --
Labor, wealth --
Societal selection --
Slavery --
Abortion, infanticide, killing the old --
Cannibalism --
Sex mores --
The marriage institution --
The social codes --
Incest --
Kinship, blood revenge, primitive justice, peace unions --
Uncleanness and the evil eye --
The mores can make anything right and prevent condemnation of anything --
Sacral harlotry, child sacrifice --
Popular sports, exhibitions, drama --
Asceticism --
Education, history --
Life policy, virtue vs. success.
Responsibility: William Graham Sumner.
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