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Google Scholar Copyright information. Key Terms Solidarity: A bond of unity between individuals, united around a common goal or against a common enemy, such as the unifying principle that defines the labor movement.
Durkheim gives us a framework for making sense of the stability of life and the layers of integration, control, and regulation that maintain it. He was to insist again, in his Principles of Sociology, that: there exist no analogies between the body politic and a living body, save those necessitated by that mutual dependence of parts which they display in common.
The sacred refers to those collective representations that are set apart from society, or that which transcends the humdrum of everyday life.
In whatever way a society originates, mutual dependence replaces independence. Preview Unable to display preview. Spencer did not assimilate any society or societies in general to any one known individual organism or set of organisms.
Durkheim social solidarity pdf
However, the ultimate evolutionary trend toward the elimination of militancy is not withdrawn. The social organism, discrete instead of concrete, asymmetrical instead of symmetrical, sensitive in all its units instead of having a single sensitive centre, is not comparable to any particular type of individual organism, animal or vegetal Spencer, , p. Although individuals perform different tasks and often have different values and interest, the order and very solidarity of society depends on their reliance on each other to perform their specified tasks. Boston: Northeastern University Press. Whereas Marx had an eye for conflict and disruption, Durkheim asks us to think of social solidarity and stability as something special to be explained, not as a default or taken-for-granted experience. La sociologie de Durkheim. Although individuals perform different tasks and often have different values and interest, the order and very solidarity of society depends on their reliance on each other to perform their specified tasks. People feel connected through similar work, educational and religious training, and lifestyle. Google Scholar Steiner, Philippe. As a consequence, the division of labor generated all sorts of interdependencies between people, as well as key elements of organic solidarity, like a weaker collective conscience. Google Scholar Lukes, Steven.
However, given the large influence of Durkheim on sociology, it is on his particular associated interpretation of Spencer that this article focuses. And so throughout the centuries has the Lord's saying been verified: "Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
We now know this form of differentiation to be a key element in the division of labor.
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