2. What is the function of public rituals, according Durkheim? According to Durkheim the function of public rituals is to create social solidarity, referring to the bonds that link the members of a group. Durkheim also stated that public ceremonies create a bond between people in a social unit.
3. What is the purpose of deviance in society, according Durkheim? The purpose of deviance in society, according to Durkheim is that by classifying some people as deviant, society confirms a sense of normalcy and fortifies social solidarity. Identifying some behaviors as deviant gives definition to nondeviant or â€œnormalâ€ behaviors. Durkheim thought that deviance, like public rituals, sustains moral cohesion in society. In this