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Volume 7, 1995

Strukturelle Evoultion

Gerhard Preyer
Pages 126-148
DOI: 10.5840/protosociology1995711

Soziale Gesetze und askriptive Solidarität
Eine Skizze zu den Grundlagen der Gesellschaftstheorie

Ascriptive solidarity is a fundamental relationship in human societies. Sociologists have often stated this social fact but they have seldom explained this kind of solidarity. Karl Otto Hondrich has elaborated fundamental social laws which are useful for the explanation of the evolutionary dominance of ascriptive solidarity. In the context of sociological knowledge I intend - following this account - to sketch variations of ascriptive solidarity in an evolutionary perspective and to describe structural problems of social integration in modern societies.

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