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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1127
Professor
K.Mazri
Semester
Summer

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Solidarity, Rituals, Communism Mechanical Solidarity A state of solidarity that exists in tight knit traditional communities Characterized by a strong sense of belonging to the group --> "collective conscience" How do societies work ? According to Durkheim, societies are based on pre-contractual agreements The basis for these agreement(for example: moral norms) is shared emotional feeling These shared feelings come about through social interaction The importance of rituals Shared emotions come out of social interactions in which people come together to pursue a common goal They develop feelings about each other and about what is right and what is wrong Society is a ritual order and a collective conscience is based on the rhythms of social interaction Shared rituals Think about the many different ways that member of traditional, small scale communities came together to achieve common goals Cwright Mills American born sociologist Taught at U.Cal.Berkeley Theoretical roots
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