Article first published online: 4 JAN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 52–60, January 2010
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Crow, G. (2010), Social Solidarities. Sociology Compass, 4: 52–60. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2009.00262.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2010
This study explores the concept of social solidarity by elaborating on five propositions about mutually supportive social relationships. These five propositions are that social solidarity was a key issue for the founding figures of the discipline of sociology in the 19th century; that this sociological interest in social solidarity has continued down to the present day; that in the development of sociological analyses of social solidarity there has also been fruitful engagement with neighbouring disciplines; that social solidarity can sometimes be associated with social problems as well as with desirable social outcomes; and that the nature and causes of social solidarity are matters of important on-going debate.