In our day to day life nowadays people have a perception of how things will go or not go usually. People who live with each other within this society produce an understanding which makes it possible to make sense of the practices of the society in which they live. Charles Taylor argued that ‘the human capacity to imagine order at the foundation of society itself’. (Taylor, Cited in Byford, 2009, p. 311). Order is how persons interlock with one another and with things within the world in which they live. Ordering is intrinsically linked to social life and is practised incessantly.
Human behaviour, like the physical objects of the world, has not always stood as they are currently and they will not continue being the same. Ironically, social change is fundamental to the development of producing social order. It has to be regularly remodelled, whilst still providing the rules, norms and expectations that allow people to continue with their everyday life.
This social order varies in different parts of the world through norms, customs and expectations. In the UK, it is an almost certain assumption that people drive on the left hand side of the road and sit on the right of the vehicle, follow road signs and give way to right coming vehicles on roundabouts. As these practices are commonplace in the UK, people tend not to think of this arrangement as unusual despite the fact that this system only takes pace in a quarter of countries in the world.
This is an example of social order in a physical sense and people are expected to abide by these rules and customs on the road and if they don’t they can sometimes be penalised if they break them. This expectancy of behaviour may have been produced from long standing traditions or statutes which have been drawn up. This behaviour may be seen as disorderly behaviour, and anyone who participates in it may be seen to being involved in social disorder.
Disorderly behaviour is not always a transparent, fundamental activity. The...