A folkway is a term used to denote behaviors that are common in the modern. Folkways are weak norms that are enforced by the society. The norms are not against the law. There are various types of folkways. That is appropriate dressing, manners and proper eating behaviors. The folkway to be broken is proper eating behaviors. People in the society are supposed to eat from utensils, but I will eat from the floor (Mitchell, 2007).
The behavior is not acceptable in the society as it is against the social norms. The activity will break the social norm because I will go against the norms established by the society. Though, folkways are not against the law, the society considers the act to be against the societal norms. The audiences who will be in the location are family members. The activity will be committed in the home environment. People have different reactions towards improper eating behaviors.
Since, improper eating behaviors are not accepted in the society, the family members and other members in the society will react negatively. The family members and other members in the society will condemn the act. This is because the act to be wrong as it is not in line with the norms in the society. People in the society are supposed to conform to the norms set by the society. For example, the society requires its members to behave well while eating. The society allows members to eat food using the right utensils (Mitchell, 2007).
The act committed is not punishable by law. Proper eating behaviors are considered to be part of societal norms though they are not against the law. So, the law enforcers are not allowed to punish the person. The act will be committed four times (Mitchell, 2007).
Mitchell, G. (2007).A Hundred Years of Sociology. Transaction Publishers