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    In the tv comedy Family Guy, the family undergoes the various activities of an every day family. Their interaction with each other and friends shows many sociological ideas very well.
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    In the tv comedy Family Guy, the family undergoes the various activities of an every day family. Their interaction with each other and friends shows many sociological ideas very well.
    By: Matt Prochniak and Sam Saville
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    I used these links to help and refresh my memory on the different episodes that I've seen of Family Guy. These websites did a great job of thoroughly describing all of the characters in the show as well as their relationship to one another. There were many characters listed and thoroughly explained that I didn't even really remember. They also helped me to learn more about the city of Quahog and the society that of which is within it. A few of them have blogs within them that also helped me to attain more knowledge and different points of view that I had never thought about before.
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    Family Guy-Episodes This link was a good source because it offered quick summaries about any episode. The summaries were informational enough to give the reader a feel for the episode, even if the reader had seen the show before.
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  4. page Chapter 16 Social Change in Modern and Postmodern Societies edited ... Social Movement- an organized activity that encourages or discourages social change. a. Famil…
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    Social Movement- an organized activity that encourages or discourages social change.
    a. Family Guy revolves around touchy subjects and many episodes hint at social change in many different directions. One particular episode, in Season 7, Brian starts to campaign to legalize pot. He campaigns in the local park and begins to gain supporters. This can be considered an example of social change.
    DivisonDivision of Labor-
    a. A division of labor can be seen at Peter's job. At the brewery and at the toy company Peter works on an assembly line where he has a specified job. He performs the same task over and over, followed by the next step in the process on the assembly line.
    Anomie- Durkeim's term for a condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals.
    a. Family Guy involves many characters that could be considered in the topic of anomie. Peter, for instance, is an excellent example of a person who behaves like he has no moral guidance. He doesn't think of the consequences of his actions in numerous episodes before he acts. He also disregards the harm his actions might place on others. Family Guy characters fit this term wonderfully.
    Disaster- an event, generally unexpected, that causes extensive harm to people and damage to property.
    a. One day in Quahog, there is an idea throughout the society that they will be some sort of disaster when the countdown reaches zero. As the whole Griffin family is standing by the tv waiting for the news station's countdown to finish, they are extremely nervous that they're all going to die. The idea that's portrayed is that there will be a natural disaster that will kill the whole town. However, when the countdown reaches 0, the news anchors well out APRIL FOOL'S DAY.
    Social Character- personality patterns common to members of a particular society.
    a. A good example of social character would have to be Quahog's mayor, Adam West. Adam doesn't seem like he's all there mentally and he really doesn't seem to care about a lot of important things that go on in the town. This is also the attitude of a lot of characters in the show as they're self-centered and they don't have a lot of care in the world at many times throughout the seasons.
    Mass Society- a society in which prosperity and bureaucracy have weakened traditional social ties.
    a. A good example of this would be shown through Chris Griffin. He is always trying to fit in and be prospered in his school. He constantly looks towards famous people to try to be like them to try and be cool. This isolates Chris from the rest of his family and makes him quite a bit different from them as well.
    Class Society- a capitalist society with pronounced social stratification.
    a. You can really see the difference between the classes when Lois and the Griffin family visit her father, Carter. The Griffin's are a middle-class family that are well-off and can support all of their needs, but Carter is a billionaire. He would definitely be in the upper class and it's easy to see the difference between their life styles.
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  7. page Chapter 14 Education, Health, and Medicine edited ... Sick Role- patterns of behavior defined as appropriate for people who are ill. a. Using the s…
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    Sick Role- patterns of behavior defined as appropriate for people who are ill.
    a. Using the same example from chapter 6 on sexuality and society, the character Quagmire has a sick role. In one episode, he is deeply addicted to pornography. He is known throughout the entire show as being addicted to sex, no matter the age of the female.
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  8. page Chapter 15 Population, Urbanization, and Environment edited ... Suburbs- urban areas beyond the political boundaries of a city. a. The Griffins live in the s…
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    Suburbs- urban areas beyond the political boundaries of a city.
    a. The Griffins live in the suburbs of Quahog. They live in a nice neighborhood on Spooner Street and most of their lives are spent interacting with each other in their home.
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    a. There are a few episodes where the ecosystem is of concern to people in Family Guy. When Lois becomes mayor she shuts down a major factory in town because it is harming a once beautiful lake. Also in a particular episode Peter grows out a beard and hatches baby birds in his beard because he becomes in touch with nature.
    Fertility- the incidence of childbearing in a country's population.
    a. This happens in every single society. The main example is Lois. She is a mother of 3: Stewie, Meg, and Chris.
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    a. Quahog is a megalopolis area as that's the main city and there are a number of surrounding suburbs around it.
    Global Warming- a rise in Earth's average temperature due to an increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
    a. Just like in our society, global warming is definitely an issue in Family Guy. In a couple of random episodes, the writers have the characters poke fun at the scientists saying that global warming doesn't exist and that there have been no effects of it.
    Life Expectancy- the average life span of a country's population.
    a. The life expectancy in Quahog is probably lower than that of our society. They seem to be partaking in stupid activities and doing dumb things more and probably have a lower overall life expectancy.
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