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Show, with examples, how moral codes are indicators of social solidarity.

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From the following points we can understand and conclude that moral codes are the indicators of social solidarity.

1. In social solidarity the codes of conduct were imposed on individuals by collective agreement.

2. For Durkheim, society was a social fact, which existed as a moral community and was above individuals.

3. Social solidarity exerts pressure on individuals to follow the norms and expectations of the group.

4. Moral codes are declaration of particular social conditions.

5. The moral code that is appropriate for one society may not be appropriate for other.

6. The prevailing social conditions could be the conclusions of the moral codes.

7. For example, the caste system prevailing in India is a moral code that reflects social solidarity among various groups belonging to same caste.

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