Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: x. Grocers, construction workers, teachers) People are no longer self-sufficient (do not need anyone else) People are dependent on others to perform certain tasks that are essential to their survival In these types of societies, people are dissimilar and engage in specialized activities b.) Changes in the Collective Conscience Difficult to maintain social solidarity through the collective conscience- people are dissimilar The collective conscience remains (does not disappear), however the common beliefs and feelings that make up the collective conscience gradually become very general The collective conscience weakens There is a secularization of society- society becomes less religious The secularization of society, the reduced religious beliefs within society demonstrates the loss of collective conscience People are bound together by the division of labour There are highly-specialized individuals who are no longer self-sufficient must cooperate and depend on each other for survival Social solidarity is based on the division of labour c.) A New Basis for Formal Laws In modern so...
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