Collective Conscience - Collective conscience in modern society is an organic solidarity that involves a set of shared beliefs ideas attitudes or

Collective Conscience - Collective conscience in modern...

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Collective conscience in modern society is an organic solidarity that involves a set of shared beliefs, ideas, attitudes, or knowledge common to a social group. This guides our sense of belonging, identity, and behavior and keeps society functioning. Durkheim developed this concept to explain how people are grouped together in social groups and societies. His theory of collective conscience debuted in his book The Division of Labor in Society in 1893. This was after the Industrial Revolution had begun and workers came to work in large factories instead of mainly farms. Industrial jobs were unsafe, wages were low and even children were made to work under these conditions. I still find today in New Orleans hospitality industry, some less than savory business practices. I see collective conscience as a strong and binding principle in this industry. The standards and practices of many locally owned businesses still tend to be barbaric and unskilled workers in the city are taught early on to buy into the less than ethical treatment they endure. These business owners know jobs in New Orleans are scarce and people can be desperate and they rely upon this. In my mind, it is almost a type of indoctrination. I was reminded just how much this is when I returned to New Orleans in 2016. This example is personal, but I believe it provides a good overview of what continues to occur in the New Orleans hospitality industry to this day. Although my resume was filled with years of upper level

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