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The Source of Norms of Modesty

by Journal Site (2019-12-24)


The Source of Norms of Modesty Norms that arise and are held by the community itself to regulate relationships so that each community member respects mutual respect. According to Bumsandbelly Buttons, Buntig, Tenderturningquiet, As a result of violations of this norm is denounced by others, because the source of this norm is the belief of the community concerned itself. The essence of norms of decency is propriety, propriety, or customs that apply in society. Norms of decency are often called courtesy, manners or customs. The norm of decency does not apply to all people of the world, but is specific and local (regional) and only applies to certain groups of people. What is considered polite for a group of people, maybe for other people not. Examples of these norms include: "Give a place first to women on trains, buses and others, especially women who are old, pregnant or carrying babies". "Don't eat while talking". "Do not spit on the floor or in any place" and. "Young people must respect older people". Function of Norms of Modesty Referring to Nigerian International Journals, the definition of politeness norm above, this norm has a function that is useful for the social order. The following are some functions of politeness norm: Functioning as rules, guidelines and procedures for behaving in a group of people Serves as a guide in providing sanctions for parties who violate this norm Serves to create a harmonious group of people so that a sense of comfort and peace can be achieved in the community Limiting someone to behave outside the limits of politeness in general Learn to respect yourself. Regulate human behavior so that it is always within the bounds of politeness. Maintaining the noble culture of the community. Maintaining a relationship of mutual respect, respect and respect for others. Norms of politeness As a guide for social action that is in line with an established social system. From some of the functions above, we can find that this norm plays a very significant role for social relationships and interactions. This norm also evaluates whether a society's noble culture related to politeness has faded or is still strong. Interesting facts that we often encounter everyday in society, the guardians of this norm are usually elderly people and educated people. It is often assumed that young people today do not understand manners. Perhaps, the standard of politeness norms used by ancient people is not relevant to today's children. Thus, the norms of politeness that apply are very dynamic and can be timeless. Also Read Articles That May Be Associated: Explanation of Social Values and Norms According to the Experts' Definition Characteristics of Normality Based on the understanding of politeness norms above, there are several characteristics that distinguish norms of courtesy from other norms, namely: The norm of politeness comes from association or relationships between community members Courtesy norms are local or regional, not applicable elsewhere Violators of the norms of decency are given sanctions in the form of reproach, criticism, or even exclusion from the local community Examples of courtesy norms in the general public, The following are some examples of courtesy norms that often apply in various places, namely: Throw garbage in its place Eat using your right hand Respect and respect older people Greet / give greetings to others as a form of hospitality Speak good words and are not rude to others Providing seats in public transportation for parents and pregnant women Sanctions Norms of Courtesy Sanctions are usually mild courtesy norms. People who violate will be viewed cynically, do not know manners, do not respect the local culture, do not respect the people around, and so on. The authority that implements sanctions is the community itself. Community actions in giving sanctions are usually in the form of reprimands. For example, we see two people walking without pants. First of all we think that they are crazy people. But apparently they are sane people who are conducting social experiments. We reprimand them because the experiments they carried out exceeded the limits of politeness. Another example, a child calls his father by name only. Do not use frills "sir", "dad", and so on. We will denounce the child as a gemblung child. But when we find out that they are Caucasian Native Americans, we become understandable because that is their norm. What we consider impolite, it is polite according to their culture. Another example, is a student who grinds his teacher "cui" while studying in class. Students like this do not show respect for each other. It's different when outside school where they are close friends and greet each other with the term "cui". The context of relationships outside the classroom is different from the context of learning in the classroom. At this point, we have already gotten the idea that this norm is highly dependent on space, time and context. It could be, what we consider polite is not polite in other communities. Therefore, understanding this norm is important, especially if we are in new places. Understanding the norms of politeness is one of our efforts to "read" the social conditions and the community.