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Values, norms, status & roles

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chantal salandy

on 4 February 2014

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Transcript of Values, norms, status & roles

Values, norms, status & roles
Norms are rules, standards and expectations that are all seen as normal within a society. It has a level of importance.
Values are our own beliefs that we believe are important both to us and society as a whole.
We play many roles in life such as:
Status refers to the position given to someone in society.
This can change due to the roles we play in life
norms are socially acceptable ways of behaving in any given social situation
According to the importance of a norm it is punishable.
Values can change after time and circumstances.
An example of values:
The 10 commandments within the Christian religion

some values are very personal to us as individuals whilst others are much more widely held by large groups of people
Roles represent the way someone is expected to behave in a particular social situation
It is the parts we play in our relationships with others
social class can affect your professional status.
An example of status:
The royal family
Professional status:
Status may be acquired through marriage, education, your occupation or from birth
Status affects the way we behave in certain situations
An example of this is within the Muslim society they are not allowed to drink alcohol

In Britain you need to be over 18 to purchase alcohol
These are all important to society because if we do not comply there are repercussion.
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