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Durkheim Definitions

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Sociology Terms-September 14 th
, 2010-09-18
Suicide and Durkheim
forced, compelled, or obliged
Stiff or unnatural; uneasy or embarrassed
Sub cultures:
The cultural values and behavioural patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society.
A group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive enough to distinguish it
from others within the same culture or society
Mechanical solidarity:
Social cohesiveness that is based on shared activities, beliefs, and experiences and is
characteristic of simple traditional societies
Organic solidarity:
Social cohesiveness that is based on division of labour and interdependence and is
characteristic of complex, industrial societies.
Conscience collective:
It is the consciousness of an individual when thinking about the collectively. AND / OR It is
the consciousness of the collectively itself, as an abstract living entity. Some kind of middle
point to which we can all refer
A swift intensive military attack, esp. using tanks supported by aircraft, designed to defeat
the opposition quickly
Moral absolutes
The ethical view that certain actions are absolutely right or wrong, regardless of other
contexts such as their consequences or the intentions behind them
Moral relativism
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