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Using Everyday Life to Illustrate Durkheim's Organic Solidarity.
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Hardnack, Chris. 2014. “Using Everyday Life to Illustrate Durkheim’s Organic Solidarity”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, August. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Martin Luther King Jr., a famous sociology major, once remarked, "Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you've depended on more than half of the world." Drawing inspiration from this quote students are asked to describe what they did in a given day, in order to illustrate the individualism, diversity, and interdependence that is associated...

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Learning Goal(s):

  1. Increase students' ability to recognize and apply abstract concepts to their own lives.

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  1. In an essay exam or short writing assignment, students are asked to explain and apply Durkheim's concept of Organic Solidarity to their own lives.

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