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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2 Classical Theories of Social Inequality Emile Durkheim Social Solidarity is like integration- Mechanical solidarity is rural and simple- Organic solidarity is urbanized and complex Mechanical Solidarity- Simple division of labor; there are only a few occupations (farmer, carpenter, black smith, etc.)- Homogenous is when people are very similar to one another- People are similar because they perform a couple of jobs but they are more independent from one another due to the simplicity - Community comes first before the individual- Individual ego is not very prominent Organic Solidarity- Complex division of labor; as society progresses more occupations become available with new needs and technology- As society progresses, difference apparent because there is so much variety- We say we are fully independent in current times but we depend on so many different people, organizations, or technology; this says we are interdependent and alike in that way....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08