Folkways


Folkways

Folkways can refer to:

*Folkways (sociology)—theory by the sociologist William Graham Sumner.
*Folkways Records—a record label founded by Moe Asch.


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  • folkways — (n.) coined 1907 in book of the same name by U.S. sociologist William Graham Sumner (1840 1910), who also is credited with ethnocentrism, found in the same book. Folkways are habits of the individual and customs of the society which arise from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Folkways — Folkways, est le label d une compagnie de disque indépendante américaine spécialisée dans le folk. Le catalogue appartient maintenant à la Smithsonian Institution. Exemples d artistes produits : John Lomax Pete Seeger Woody Guthrie Dock… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • folkways — A term associated with the work of William Graham Sumner , whose major contribution to sociology was his analysis of the nature, origins, and significance of folkways and mores . The former are group habits (or customs). In Sumner s view,… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Folkways — Folk|ways [...weis] die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. folkways (Plur.), eigtl. »traditionelle Lebensweise«, zu folk »Volk« u. way »Weg«> durch Brauch u. öffentliche Meinung geregelte Verhaltens u. Umgangsformen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • folkways — /fohk wayz /, n.pl. Sociol. the ways of living, thinking, and acting in a human group, built up without conscious design but serving as compelling guides of conduct. [FOLK + WAYS; term introduced in a book of the same title (1907) by W. G.… …   Universalium

  • folkways — n. customs and ways of living which developed naturally within people groups (Sociology)n. custom or practice or way of life which members of a group share as part of their common culture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • folkways — plural noun the traditional way of life of a particular community …   English new terms dictionary

  • folkways — /ˈfoʊkweɪz/ (say fohkwayz) plural noun the ways of living and acting in a human group, built up without conscious design but serving as compelling guides of conduct …   Australian English dictionary

  • folkways — /fohk wayz /, n.pl. Sociol. the ways of living, thinking, and acting in a human group, built up without conscious design but serving as compelling guides of conduct. [FOLK + WAYS; term introduced in a book of the same title (1907) by W. G.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Folkways Records — is a record label that documents folk and world music. It is owned by the Smithsonian Institution.HistoryThe Folkways Records Service Co. was founded by Moses Asch and Marian Distler in 1948 in New York City. Asch sought to record and document… …   Wikipedia