DEVIATION FROM REAL OR IDEAL CULTURE
Since the real and ideal cultures often diverge as mentioned in Chapter 3, conformity to one may be deviation from the other. For example" the ideal culture includes the cultural norm 01 obedience to all laws, yet practically no one obeys all Jaws Where important values are in lived in the divergence between what people say (ideal culture) and what they do (real culture), this becomes an important distinction. In each' discussion of deviation where this distinction in important the normative base-real or ideal culture-should-be either implied or expressly stated. For example, in any discussion' of premarital intercourse or of' certain sex "crimes" which are Widely practiced by married couples, the normative base 'should be specified.