plural noun Sociology.
Origin of folkways
Examples from the Web for folkways
To them, it is possible to embrace that flag as a statement about Southern folkways beyond the ugly racial part.
Todd, who wears a goatee, is also deeply knowledgeable about politics and Washington folkways.
Van Ronk described how when visiting Asch he would put on his “Folkways suit,” a filthy jacket that smelled of acetone.
The great mass of the folkways give us discipline and the support of routine and habit.
There are, therefore, points of view in which money is the most marvelous product of the folkways.
This is another reason why the attempts to satisfy interest become mass phenomena and result in folkways.
Chapter II shows the bearing of the folkways on human interests, and the way in which they act or are acted on.
It is not, therefore, a cause which gradually produces and molds the mores, nor is it an ethical product of folkways and mores.
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 efforts to satisfy needs. ... Then they become regulative for succeeding generations and take on the character of a social force. [Sumner, "Folkways"]