. Drawing on The Division of Labor in Society and our discussion and extension of Durkheim’s arguments about organic solidarity, explain how social cohesion is created and maintained in modern societies. Answering this portion of the question will entail a discussion of various concepts, including the role of mechanical solidarity in modern society, the non-contractual elements of contract, due process, and organic solidarity.
2. What might The Elementary Forms of Religious Life add to or modify our understanding of cohesion in modern society? Try to be as specific as possible.