How long does a social norm last?

Values ​​and norms: What connects individuals in their society and determines their actions

Introduction to Sociology pp 11-56 | Cite as

  • Heinz Abels
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Arthur Miller writes about the traveling salesman Willy Loman: “He actually has values. Only the fact that these values ​​cannot be realized is what drives him to despair, like so many other people unfortunately. Only those who really live without all values ​​and ideals feel perfectly comfortable everywhere and at all times, because no conflict is possible between anything and anything. "

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  1. 1. Institute for Sociology Remote University in Hagen-Hagen, Germany