One reason is that sexual mores have slipped.
He was never just a chronicler of suburban mores.
It wasn't just an act of rebellion against conservative mores - it was a fight for equality.
…Joyce—of contemporary lower-middle-class existence, and The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) is a report of northern working-class mores.
The caustic mores of the internet don’t help.
Wharton’s book features a similarly spirited heroine and deals with class, scandal and social mores.
In his latest cover, Adrian Tomine, an astute observer of social mores, finds the humor in our increasingly digital search for love.
Sumner saw folkways and mores as essentially conservative and doubted the ability of members of the society to change them consciously.
Atwood continued talking about changing mores—the supplanting of the panty girdle by nylon tights, and the consequent innovation of the miniskirt.
People accused the photographer, a young man with dirty, bleached hair wearing a sweatshirt that said “Violent Femme,” of following the mores of Instagram.
…ferito nell’onore (1972; variously entitled The Seduction of Mimi or Mimi the Metalworker, Wounded in Honour), a satire on sexual hypocrisy and changing social mores.
Of course, comportment mores have changed since 1650, and today, to be shaped like a pear is not a symbol of aristocracy but a life sentence, one to be avoided at all costs.
He introduces a university graduate who remains wedded to the mores of the Camorra because of her family’s involvement: “you can’t exactly claw the blood out of your veins, can you?”
Mores are more coercive than folkways: relatively mild disapproval follows an infringement of a folkway; severe disapproval or punishment follows the breaking of mores.
As Richard finds out, the colonial authorities set about imposing western moral mores around the world - systematically destroying indigenous traditions which had existed for centuries.
…adaptation of Richard Yates’s novel Revolutionary Road again paired Winslet and DiCaprio, this time as an unconventional couple attempting to buck the restrictive mores of 1950s suburbia.
Primitivism similarly rejected social and conventionally moral dàos (mores), but has its own conception of a natural, pre-social, typically intuitive, way of life that supports rustic, agricultural, village life.
And Nature, that sprung-lidded, still commodious steamer-trunk of tempora and mores gets stuffed with it all: the mildewed orange-flowers, the female pills, the terrible breasts of Boadicea beneath flat foxes’ heads and orchids.
They add: "Well-established law makes clear that even a 'devout Christian' would not be subjected to hatred or contempt by ordinary readers, applying today's societal mores, because of a report that he dated a popular actress and gave her gifts that included alcohol."
The measures enacted by Chege’s department have earned rare applause from human rights groups in Kenya, which have fought alongside sexual and tribal minorities in a country that is both largely conservative in its social mores and politically divided along tribal lines.
- (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group
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