Sociology NotesHW - Daniel Choi Section 2 Kate Meola Social...

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Daniel Choi Section 2 Kate Meola Social Structure in Global Perspective o Durkheim’s Mechanical and Organic Solidarity Mechanical solidarity – all the individuals perform the same tasks Interaction is less in societies that have specialized jobs and little mechanical solidarity Organic solidarity – a collective consciousness resting on the need a society’s members have for one another o Tonnie’s Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft Gemeinschaft – close knit community Typical of rural life People have similar backgrounds and life experiences Close interaction at the price of little privacy Gesellschaft – impersonal mass society Modern urban life Relationships are governed by immediate tasks o Ie. Arranging a business meeting or selling a product Self-interest dominates o Lenski’s Sociocultural Evolution Approach Human societies are undergoing a process of change characterized by a dominant pattern known as sociocultural evolution – long-
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2008 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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