Mechanical Solidarity

The term Mechanical Solidarity was introduced by researcher Durkheim as part of a theory of the development of human society. It states that people feel a sense of social cohesion through common work, education, religious training and lifestyle. This model of society works well in traditional and small group societies where social solidarity is based on interdependence of each others work and skills, but less well in larger societies where there is a lower sense of dependence on other members of the community.

See also: Organic Solidarity

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