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collective conscience

the shared beliefs and associated moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within a society As used especially by DURKHEIM, the term particularly refers to simpler societies based on mechanical solidarity, in which the DIVISION OF LABOUR is not advanced. In more complex societies, according to Durkheim, a shared collective conscience becomes less important, and social solidarity is based at least in part on reciprocity rather than likeness (see MECHANICAL AND ORGANIC SOLIDARITY). See also COLLECTIVE REPRESENTATION.
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Slowly, hour by hour, the collective consciousness woke up, the tide of patriotic astonishment and humiliation came floating in.
Ali Jillani shared that the initiative intends to mobilize intellectual social responsibility - a collective consciousness to salvage the city's lost glory.
Tolerance, a value missing from the contemporary world, is encouraged to an extent here that it has become ingrained in the collective consciousness of the nation.
South Korea has been firmly lodged in the collective consciousness of Cambodian sport ever since taekwondo sensation Sorn Seavmey ended the Kingdom's 70-year Asian Games gold medal drought in Incheon four years ago.
Through media and social media, we can help foster this collective consciousness so that the suffering and pain of Filipinos elsewhere become our suffering and pain, as well.
These essays, interviews, and anecdotes address teaching innovations, how the film industry operates, how gifted teachers changed his life, meetings with famous individuals, thoughts on how movies manipulate the collective consciousness, problems propagated by the mass media, arguments about what makes good teaching, recommendations on favorite books and movies, and defying the system, as well as issues in film studies.
In Metamorphadox, people join a collective consciousness where all knowledge is shared.
Their "revolution" was manifest in altering individual and collective consciousness by critiquing nearly all aspects of social and economic life tied to colonial legacies.
Neu Collective Consciousness at Liverpool Everyman Picture: ANDREW
I love all the stuff about dreams, and the idea of dreams existing, not being self-generated by the psyche, but the psyche being a receptive part of our consciousness that receives dreams from the greater collective consciousness.
The work of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz is by now so deeply ingrained in the contemporary art world's collective consciousness that it's easy to forget just how profoundly strange and unrelentingly thorny it is.

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