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Reading 6: Durkheim, "On Mechanical and Organic Solidarity"What are the characteristics of mechanical solidarity? Is possible for mechanical solidarity to occur in modern society? Why or why not? Reading 7: Durkheim, "What is a Social Fact?"What is a social fact? What are some examples of social facts that you can think of? What is the relationship, if any, between structures/agency and social facts? Reading 8: Durkheim, "Anomic Suicide"To what is Durkheim referring to when he talks about anomie and anomic suicide? Why is Durkheim's discussion of suicide relevant to sociology?Reading 9: Durkheim, "Primitive Classifications"What does Durkheim mean when he claims that classifications are reflections of preexisting forms of social organization? What is the relationship between systems of classification and sentiment? Reading 10: Durkheim, "The Human Meaning of Religion"According to Durkheim, what is religion's purpose in society? Why does Durkheim claim that "nearly all great social institutions have been born in religion?"Reading 11: Reading Weber, "Objectivity in Social Science" According to Weber, why is there no "objective" scientific analysis of social phenomena/culture?
How does empirical reality become culture to us? What does Weber mean by the term value orientation?”