Making social order

Silva, Elizabeth (2009). Making social order. In: Taylor, Stephanie; Clarke, John; Bromley, Simon and Hinchcliffe, Steve eds. Making Social Lives. Milton Keynes: The Open University, pp. 306–348.

Abstract

Chapter explores how rules of conduct (what social scientists call 'norms') are shaped and how they shape prople's expectations and behaviour. It focuses on the relationship between people and motor traffic showing how it has been ordered and reordered at different times.It points to the idea that there are different social orders in different social places and historical times.

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