Social fact

Answer each question. For each of the following questions define the key term, provide an example, and discuss the concept’s significance for the theorist mentioned. You should aim to write half a page for each answer, single spaced.

What is “social fact?”
What is the meaning and significance of the distinction Durkheim makes between punitive and restorative law?
What is the meaning and significance of the distinction Durkheim makes between “mechanical” and “organic” solidarity?
What is “collective consciousness?”
What are “collective representations” and how are they upheld in society?

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