r, others such as Macionis (2014) hold a contrary belief over what culture is as some intimate that culture is a system that creates opportunities for a fraction of the population while disadvantaging others.
Such beliefs draw from the aspects of racism witnessed in developed nations most, such as the USA in which certain ethnic groups struggle to access the opportunities that are available there. As a result, Macionis (2014) views culture as a catalyst for divisiveness because the inequality that exists in societies results in the desire for change hence creating social movements. The Way We Live DVD is another useful resource that helps those that watch it to have a better understanding of sociology related aspects run through all the episodes that depict real life situations. This resource mostly focuses on the positive side of culture as compared to Macionis’ hence providing a contrary perspective on the same.
However, the scenarios in the DVD aide people to relate to the situations played out and help them develop different views as compared to those that they hold based on their social biology attributes, which is in support of Macionis view. Essentially, these texts help in discouraging the notion that having a capitalist society should be the norm, which tends to affect the way people relate with one another. My belief is that this paves way for the social conflict theory, which asserts that the social systems that exist in capitalist societies do not address the challenges and needs of humans equally as many studies have