Mores ( sometimes ; from Latin mōrēs, [ˈmoːreːs], plural form of singular mōs, meaning 'manner, custom, usage, or habit') are social norms that are widely observed within a particular society or culture. Mores determine what is considered morally acceptable or unacceptable within any given culture.
William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), an early U.S. sociologist, introduced both the terms "mores" (1898)
and "folkways" (1906) into modern sociology.
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novel by Victor Hugo, 1831
Anstand und feine Sitten im täglichen Verkehr ( 1879 )
german article in Die Gartenlaube, 1879, no. 28
author: Marianne Wolf