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AN EXAMINATION OF THE CONCEPT "SOCIAL SOLIDARITY"
Arthur Evans Jr. and Art Evans
Mid-American Review of Sociology
Vol. 2, No. 1 (SPRING 1977), pp. 29-46
Published by: Social Thought and Research
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23254926
Page Count: 18
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Although Durkheim's original definition of social solidarity included both beliefs and practices, modern sociologists have empirically operationalized the concept in terms of only beliefs or only practices. It is suggested that the modern conceptualization of social solidarity is invalid because it does not allow the researcher to get close to empirical reality.
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