Introducing Western Sociologists

Introducing Western Sociologists

Question

Explain the meaning of the following terms/words :

Division of Labour, Organic Solidarity and Mechanical Solidarity.

Answer
1. Division of Labour : It means labour will be distributed among the different individuals having different skills or specializations.

2. Organic Solidarity : The solidarity that originates from people’s being different and interdependent. It prevails in modern as well as in complex societies.

3. Mechanical Solidarity : The solidarity that originates from people’s being similar or alike. It exists in simple societies.

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