- How is this aspect related to other aspects of the system?
- What is its place in the overall operation of the social system?
- What kinds of consequences result from this?
- How do these consequences contribute or interfere with the operation of the cultural values and the realization of the cultural values on which the system is based?
This perspective enables us to see how even the most undesirable aspects of social life, such as war, racism, sexism, etc., are bound up with otherwise normal functioning of societies and their institutions. These insights are especially crucial for those wanting to bring about change.