"The Division of Labor in Society" (1893) - Emile Durkheim
1. How does Durkheim's approach to the study of the division of labor differ from Marx's?
2. What is the basic meaning of "solidarity" for Durkheim? What are the problems with studying solidarity, and how does Durkheim suggest we go about doing it? Why?
3. Explain the differences between mechanical and organic solidarity, according to the reading. How is each type of solidarity related to a particular degree of social cohesion, the level of division of labor, and the type of law prevalent in society?