The Movie “The House of Sand and Fog” in captured many, if not all, Weber’s “ideal types” of social actions. The movie illustrated a them all in a even in a modern world. the traditional actions, the value-rational, affective and Instrumental- rational social actions. The movie also showed how culture, one’s race or background, can have an influence on how these actions can be displayed. ;ife influences the behavior of each individual in the movie, illustrating each type somewhat differently. The difference of a traditional action between Genob and Kathy for instance.
Many of the scenes also showed some of Weber’s other concepts. I found Kathy showed a lack of social integration, ecoism, and even the concept of authority was shown. I believe all three types of authority was shown: Rational when Genob protested Kathy’s wishes because he legally had rights to the house, Traditional- when Genob was bowing on the floor of the hospital for his son and Charismatic- when the officer decided to interrogate Genob and tell him he must move and cant sell the house. The movie also goes on with an example of Verstehen, interpretive understanding, from the Genob’s wife, believing they will be deported back to where they came from if they didn’t give up the house, their status as well.