A Sociological Analysis Of The Film, Coyote

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A coyote is a species of canine that primarily inhabits the Mexico and United States. They usually form packs and live underground. These packs have their own societies and have rules similar to that of a human society. In today’s world, there are over two hundred countries and even more cultures. These cultures vary greatly and have distinctive patterns which are unique to their regions. Therefore, in order to easily distinguish the multi-faceted aspect of many cultures, sociologists have taken measure to identify cultural patterns into: nonmaterial and material cultures. This has helped people to establish their perspectives on culture more easily. Cultural perspective can be divided into ...view middle of the document...

And they make three options which are bronze, silver and gold and they explained to Mexican with ethnocentrism. And they give welcome baskets which include English dictionary that is also one of example of ethnocentrism because they treat the American culture is better than their home culture. One person per fifteen hundred dollars which is the bronze package price that means Steve and J break folkway because they think a person’s eagerness are money. Steve starts to think the coyotes are commodities. They earn lots of money for this jobs, and they buy the nice big house and nice Jeep from these things. Their values are the same as U.S. key values like success, material comfort, progress, individualism and group superiority. One day, J pulls over from the police and the police took pictures of his truck inside where the Mexican hide and J’s photos the police’s action is an example of positive sanction. After that, they find several coyote routes that walking paths to cross over the country. While they are doing their business, Mexican gang come up to the J. A gang says J needs gang’s permission for his job that shows subculture in Mexican gang’s culture. J knew the Mexican gang is very dangerous. After that issue, Steve and J get several times of warning from the gang. So, Steve suggests to pick new faces. J suggests to Danny boy to join with him. After J’s suggestion, Danny quit his job right away with the phone that shows breaking folkway example. Steve and J extend their business. Finally their business is exposed by the border patrol, and J and Steve are wanted for illegal smuggling people. While that time, the Mexican gang kills Danny boy who is the new face of J and Steve’s company and they kidnap J and Steve to kill them. Kill and kidnap show breaking mores. The Mexican gang do not care of breaking mores. Fortunately, one of the gang member helps them to escape. Steve and J barely run away from the dangerous situation. And they set a plan to go back to Arizona through the drug tunnel when they find as a coyote route. When they are at the in front of the drug tunnel, J is go back to Mariana and Steve go alone through the drug tunnel. However, one gang member is in the tunnel. Steve fight with him, get wound, run away from the tunnel, and finally meet his fiancé. While they are escaping, the gang member grabs Steve’s fiancé out from car, and they have a car accident. So, car driver call 911 and the fiancé is sent to the hospital. The car driver’s action shows folkway. Finally, Steve is taken care of...

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