coined 1906 in a book of the same name by U.S. sociologist William Graham Sumner (1840-1910); see folk (n.) + way (n.).
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"]
Sumner also often is credited with ethnocentrism, which is found in the same book but is older.
1. In these packed communities, the people clung to their native languages, institutions and folkways.
在这些拥挤的社区中, 人们仍然沿用自己故乡的语言 、 制度以及社会传统.
2. State ways cannot change folkways.
3. The Chinese life is colorful with many interesting folkways.
4. Kunming , Stone Forest, National Museum, Folkways Village.
5. Kunming, Stone Forest , National Museum, Yunnan Folkways Village.