Organic Solidarity

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Introduction Societies are subjected to different solidarities that define and describe the kind of the society they are. Emile Durkheim plays an important role in the classification of mainly two kinds of solidarities that can be found in societies namely, Organic solidarity and Mechanical solidarity. Firstly it would of academic importance to define the two kinds of solidarities found in different kinds of societies. These two societies can be identified by morphological features, demographic features, types of norms in existence and the intensity and content of the conscience collective Organic solidarity is defined as the social unit based on a division of labour that results in people depending on each other. In sociology organic solidarity…show more content…
A simple way to think of organic solidarity would to take the human body as an example. It would not function efficiently if the liver did not serve its functions in the human body to filter toxins and nitrogenous wastes to the human body. The same way the veins take blood to the heart and away to the lungs to be brought back as deoxygenated blood. This is a simple theory to simplify the main concept being that every part of the human body work together to serve its different functions, they are all dependent on each other. The same concept applies to organic society, individuals that work together to serve different functions that make a society work for example salespeople depend on manufacturers to manufacture products and manufacturers depend on sales people to sell these products.Organic solidarity is the social cohesion based upon the dependence have on each other as mentioned above .It comes from the interdependence that arises from specialization of work and the complementaries between people. A development that occurs in “modern” and “industrialized” societies, therefore organic solidarity is most like to be demonstrated in…show more content…
They are closely related to, but distinct from Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for their simple living, plain dress and the reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptist in 1963 led by Jakob Ammaann those who followed Anmann became known as Amish.Family is virtually the most important social unit amongst the Amish with very large families of seven to ten children. Several generations live under the same roof there is both sense of continuity and participation in family life .In the Amish society older family members are respected and cared for by their families and the community often moving into a special addition to the house. The Amish generally do not accept social security and try to avoid the use of nursing homes.The manner in which the Amish dress is the outward manifestation of their faith, purity and social separation from the world it demonstrates group allegiance and identity as willingness to yield to group standards. Amish men wear dark-colored suits, straight-cut coats with no labels, broad fall trousers, suspenders, solid –colored shirts, black socks and shoes and black or straw broad-brimmed hats. Men do not wear mustaches and generally wait until after marriage to

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