These ten steps of social evolution according to Durkheim are all mixed up. Put them in order from the earliest stage of evolution
to the latest.
- Individuality becomes more important with the emergence of specialization and differentiation.
- People are joined together through mechanical solidarity. They are united by their similarities, not their
differences, and individuals are self-sufficient.
- With scarcer resources and greater population, people with similar needs can no longer live side by side without
conflict and competition.
- There exists a division of labor.
- Individuality is submerged within society.
- Social volume (population size) increases, as does material density (a reduction in spatial distance between
members of society through advances in communication and transportation and the growth of cities).
- Society’s moral character becomes more pronounced, as people feel more responsible for one another.
- The conscience collective becomes weak. Society is comprised of people with many different ideas.
- There exists a conscience collective. All members of society share the same sentiments and beliefs.
- People are joined together through organic solidarity, based on their differences, not their similarities.
They are dependent on each other.
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