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Solidarity in sociology refers to the feeling or condition of unity based on common goals, interests, and sympathies among a group's members. Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... A feeling can refer to: sensation related to one of several senses (tactition, thermoception, nociception, equilibrioception, proprioception); See also: touch, qualia emotion; intuition; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, feeling means you tend to put a higher priority on personal factors than impersonal factors; Feelings, the name of a 1997 David Byrne... The word unity simply means oneness and is used in a variety of ways: In mathematics, unity refers to the number one. ... The term group can refer to several concepts: Look up Group on Wiktionary, the free dictionary In music, a group is another term for band or other musical ensemble. ...


Some sociologist introduced a more specialised concepts of sociology. Émile Durkheim introduced the terms of mechanical and organic solidarity, to illustrate his conception of social evolution (see social darwinism). Mechanical solidarity comes from homogeneity, when people feel connected through similar work, educational and religious training, and lifestyle. Organic solidarity comes from the interdependence that arises from specialization of work. Emile Durkheim David Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 - November 15, 1917) is known as one of the founders of modern sociology. ... Cultural evolution is the structural development (change) of a society over time. ... Social Darwinism is a social theory which holds that Darwins theory of evolution by natural selection is not only a model for the development of biological traits in a population, but can also be applied to human social institutions. ...


Solidarity is commonly associated with political socialism, being the driving force and defining temperment behind the ideal classless work force. The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ...


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Solidarity (sociology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
Solidarity in sociology refers to the feeling or condition of unity based on common goals, interests, and sympathies among a group's members.
Solidarity refers to the ties in a society - social relations - that bind people to one another.
Solidarity is commonly associated with political socialism, being the driving force and defining temperament behind the ideal classless work force.
Sociology (3876 words)
Sociology is the science or study of the origin, development, organization, and functioning of human society; the science of the fundamental laws of social relationships, institutions, etc.
Sociology is a branch of the science of human behaviour that seeks to discover the causes and effects that arise in social relations among persons and in the intercommunication and interaction among persons and groups.
The relation of sociology to social anthropology is even closer, and until about the first quarter of the 20th century the two subjects were usually combined in one department, differentiated mainly by the emphasis of the anthropologists on the sociology of preliterate peoples.
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