In certain places in American history, showing a little leg has been illegal — for men and women.

Source: www.npr.org

What is cultural acceptable varies over time and space.  This particular issue may seem silly now, but it is a reminder that the norms of the here and now, might have been seen as revolutionary or scandalous in a different time and place.  Cultures and customs are socially mediated and those processes creates cultural norms–norms are continually enforced, resisted and reshaped.     


Tags: culture, folk cultures, unit 3 culture.

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