Write a 4 page, double spaced paper (not including title page and abstract – abstract not necessary) using our text and two other academic references. The essay should be in APA format and it should be properly cited. You can find APA resources in the Forums area of our classroom, in our online library, and here: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Our online library is a great place to find academic sources … and our library explains what is considered an academic source and what is considered a “popular” source.
Using at least two academic sources in addition to our text, explain Durkheim’s thesis on social solidarity in different types of societies and how the types of social solidarity are tied to the division of labor in society. What does Durkheim mean by mechanical and organic solidarity? After explaining these types of social solidarity in different societies, please explain Durkheim’s concept of “anomie.” Which type of society is most likely to contain citizens who suffer from anomie? When is anomie most likely to occur in this type of society – under what societal conditions is it likely to appear? How does Durkheim’s concept of anomie compare and contrast with Marx’s concept of alienation? How are both anomie and alienation tied to the type of society in which people live?