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Unformatted text preview: -Suicide as a problem of solidarity-What is the basis of social order? ***Social facts are external to the individual and they are coercive*** 9/18/06 Sociology is science-Founding father (Emile Durkheim), 1880s and 1890s-Social thought dominated by philosophers, theologians-General rise of science as way of thinking about the social world A Problem of Solidarity-What are the bonds which unite men with one another-Bonds dissolve with suicide-Industrialization, capitalism major cultural changes-Especially the rise of individualism, which most thinkers considered a problem Shift to Modern Society-Traditional societies: people similar. Mechanical solidarity-Modern societies: complementary tasks, division of labor. Organic solidarity-Big point: what binds people together?-What is the basis of social order?...
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