Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

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Unformatted text preview: le would be independent In these early societies, social solidarity is based on the collective conscience c.) The Basis for Formal Laws Formal laws eventually develop out of the collective conscience Connection between formal laws and religious beliefs that make up the collective conscience Law is religious in its origins Laws take those religious beliefs and they reflect those beliefs and values in a more organized way Durkheim realized that societies change D.) Organic Solidarity 1. What is organic solidarity? Biological organisms Different organs have different functions- must fulfill certain functions for the organism to survive A society has different parts- there are different institutions and organizations in society These different parts must fulfill certain functions that is necessary for society to survive There is a shift from mechanical solidarity to organic solidarity within society There is an expanding notion of labour in society 2. Characteristics of Organic Solidarity a.) Changes in the division of labour There is a large population and a high division of labour- people do different kinds of work (e...
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