Emily MorrowSociology Thursday 27, 2019 Èmile Durkheim linked to that of a living organism, in which each organ plays a necessary role in keeping the being alive. Durkheim talks about two different society's in which they are mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity. These preindustrial and industrial society's are both held together by these two solidarities. Mechanical solidarity is a type of social order maintained by the collective consciousness of a culture and organic solidarity is a social order based around an acceptance of economic and social differences. Both of these are needed in society’s for which without one or the other both would not exist. In the long run organic society’s are for advantageous but transitioning from mechanical to organic can cause a sense of “normlessness”. Which Durkheim called a social anomie, which is when a society no longer has the support of a firm collective consciousness.