mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity

mechanical solidarity – (noun) “[A] type of social order maintained by the collective consciousness of a culture” (OpenStax College 2012).

organic solidarity – (noun) “[A] type of social order based around an acceptance of economic and social differences” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity is an example of a typology.

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OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Society. Connexions, June 12, 2012.