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Social Structure Assignment Social Structure Assignment Sam Jones University of North Georgia
Social Structure Assignment In the theory of French social scientist Emile Durkheim, mechanical solidarity is the social integration of members in a society who have common values and beliefs. These common values and beliefs constitute a “collective conscience” that works internally in individual members to cause them to cooperate. In mechanical solidarity, social cohesion and integration comes from the homogeneity of individuals; People feel connected through similar work, lifestyles and education as well as religious teachings all of which are based on the kinship ties of family networks. ("Mechanical and organic solidarity | social theory," n.d.) Gemeinschaft is a sociological category introduced by German sociologist Ferdinand Tönnies as a type of human association. Gemeinschaft is found in smaller social structures such as the family, tribes or villages where human relationships are prized. Because these communities are defined by traditional social rules the result was an overall cooperative social organization. Tönnies believed that these types of interactions and social ties were driven by emotions and sentiments. This

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