DURKHEIM RULES SUICIDE - DURKHEIM AND SOLIDARITY Mechanical Solidarity In primarily traditional societies Sharing of resources Similar roles breeds

DURKHEIM RULES SUICIDE - DURKHEIM AND SOLIDARITY Mechanical...

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DURKHEIM AND SOLIDARITY Mechanical Solidarity In primarily traditional societies Sharing of resources Similar roles breeds community Limit : Rarely extends beyond relatively small groups Organic Solidarity In more advanced societies Division of labor Different roles create dependency Limit : Alienation?
CRITICAL QUESTIONS 1. Does Durkheim’s focus on conformity (and early functionalism, in general) undermine social advancement? Y: If, that is, “social advancement” is viewed as resulting purely from conflict. Conflict is viewed as a threat to social stability in early funct (later, discussion of ‘functions of conflict’). 2. Does it reify poverty and inequality? Y: Durkheim: poverty is a good restraint Y: Davis and Moore (1945): See Farganis pp 183-191.
MORE QUESTIONS… 3. Does early functionalism hinder the eradication of poverty and extreme inequality? Y: If conflict is viewed as the sole means through which such change could occur.

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