Durkheim believed that capitalism produced metropolises characterized by division of labour. There is a mechanical unity that arises from repressive law and there is organic solidarity which arises from the division of labour. Mechanical solidarity ...
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Durkheim believed that capitalism produced metropolises characterized by division of labour. There is a mechanical unity that arises from repressive law and there is organic solidarity which arises from the division of labour. Mechanical solidarity is automatic whereas organic solidarity is tentative. Mechanical solidarity is something in which tribal, ethnic, racial and familial "resemblances" link people; organic solidarity is when interdependence and division of labour unites people. Overall, Durkheim believes that urbanization creates organic social solidarity (Kleinberg 69-71).
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