Global Stratification- patterns of social inequality in the world as a whole.
a. Throughout the show, certain episodes have different overarching themes. In more than one particular show the theme is feminism. The focus on women's rights are usually spawned by Peter's disrespect for his wife and other women in Quahog. Women's rights are then usually the focus and how to treat women properly, along with giving them equal opportunities.

Mulitnational Corporation- a large business that operates in many countries.
a. In the sitcom Family Guy, Lois' father Carter Pewterschmidt is the head of a multi-billion dollar company. His company spans the globe and is present everywhere. He tries to make as much money as possible.

Modernization Theory- a model of economic and social development that explains global ineqality in terms of technological and cultural differences between nations.
a. An example of this would be in the episode "Petoria" where Peter decides to make his plot of land with his home his own country. Peter secedes from the U.S. and tries to make it as a separte entity. But, Petoria doesn't last because they lack the resources of the U.S. and have no economy established. It was a failed attempt on Peter's part.

Relative Poverty- a lack of resources that are taken for granted by others.
a. In Season 5 of Family Guy there is an episode that quickly flashes to a side-clip demonstrating this term. The side-clip is of Peter giving spare change to a homeless man on the street. This man represents relative poverty because he lacks basic needs of shelter and food.

Relative Poverty- some people lack resources that are taken for granted by others. Relative poverty exists in every society.
a. In one specific episode, Chris and Peter go to a movie called "I'm Rich and You're Poor, but Let's Dance Together." In the movie, the girl is usually rich and the guy that she starts to like is poor. However, when they say that the guy is poor, they are really saying that he is relatively poor. He just isn't as well off as the average citizen in Quahog, or more specifically, the girl in the movie.

High-income Country- a nation with the highest overall standards of living.
a. The town of Quahog is in the United States of America. As in the case of real life and the actual show, the United States is a high-income country as it's extremely fortunate to have extremely high standards of living.

Middle-income Countries- nations with a standard of living about average for the world as a whole.
a. In many episodes, the Griffin family sits down together and watches the news. On Channel 5 News, there is an Asian reporter that they always go to. If she is from Thailand, China, or India, she is from a middle-income country as those 3 countries are better off than the low-income countries, but worse than the high-income countries.

Low-income Countries- nations with a low standard of living in which most people are poor.
a. There is a specific episode in which Chris is sent to a remote village in South America to be with a girl. The country that she is from is very poor and does not have very good living conditions. This is an example of a low-income country.

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In this picture, Chris was sent to live in a remote village of South America. The country where the village was located was a low-income country.

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This is the scene outside of "Petoria", the country that Peter decided to create.