A Spontaneous Organic Society Is A Society That Encourages Individuality

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A spontaneous organic society is a society that encourages individuality. Like the principle of an organic solidarity, spontaneity allows people to be able to move around in a society without restrictions due to external causes. Understanding of the abnormal forms of division of labor is crucial in understanding the archetypes of a well-functioning society. There are two well-functioning society, mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity societies. In organic solidarity society, there are two abnormal forms of the division of labor, anomic and forced division of labor.
Social inequality per Durkheim is an inequality that prevents individuals from achieving idealistic society, an organic solidary society. Unlike natural inequality which is a variation among people that does not lead to the detachment of people from the society, social inequality impedes the attachment of the individuals to society. The intrusion of the attachment of the individuals to the society compromises solidarity. As the social pressures keep individuals from moving out from the class, individuals are held back from their natural ability for achievement that could have been possible or even encouraged in organic solidarity society. Yet, Durkheim proclaims that “the division of labor only produces solidarity if it is spontaneous, and to the degree that it is spontaneous,” announcing the idea that as long as social inequality only reflects the natural inequality, social inequality does not encourage…

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